Bad Language presents Molly Naylor & John Osborne: Don’t miss this

Esther Routledge

Stars of the Edinburgh Fringe, and with a Sky One sitcom in the pipeline, Molly Naylor and John Osborne make a one-off appearance in Manchester.

Some people are born poets, some achieve poetry… and others have poetry thrust upon them. Not so with Bad Language’s next, stand-out event: the award-winning live literature organization is hosting the Manchester leg of the first ever poetry tour from Molly Naylor and John Osborne. Both hits at the Edinburgh Fringe, Naylor and Osborne are on the road fresh from the launch of their new Sky One sitcom After Hours – and this is the first opportunity to see some of their more lyrical work in the city.

A one-off poetic appearance from critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe hits Molly Naylor and John Osborne

A truly great line of poetry can penetrate your soul, especially if you’re lucky enough to hear it from the poet. “Naylor and Osborne’s poetry is funny, warm and interesting,” says co-founder of Bad Language Joe Daly. He and Bad Language co-host Fat Roland have delivered fresh, innovative literature events for five years, to an ever-changing audience; this year they won the prestigious Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Night for their efforts. “The main thing is people come and people stay, which is a fabulous vote of confidence,” says Daly.

Molly Naylor and John Osborne’s event at Gullivers in the Northern Quarter (27 September, tickets £6 adv) is, then, on a par with the organisation’s other headline events, which have included Kate Tempest and Art Brut front man Eddie Argos. Naylor and Osborne, who have both had their work appear across the BBC radio stations and are no stranger to critical acclaim – don’t pass on this one chance to see them live, and to back a live literature organisation that’s firmly on the rise.

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