Show about being in love with Jeremy Corbyn is coming to Preston

Posted on - 4th October, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Poet Jess Green
The Huffington Post said Jess Green’s show is “Brilliant”

A poetry champion is coming to Preston with her hit show, A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn.


Jess Green will perform at the Stanley Arms on Tuesday 9 October.¬†Jess, who recently won the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam, has been described by Labour leader Corbyn as “fantastic” after he called her and invited her to meet over a cup of tea.

A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn¬†contains work from Jess’s second book of the same name. It’s been described as mixing the subtleness of beautiful poetry with the hard-hitting social issues affecting Britain today.

Jess said: “I’ve come back from a really full-on Edinburgh Fringe, which involved having to read a poem that included the line ‘Jeremy Corbyn is 68 going on sexy’ at Jeremy Corbyn, and astonishingly winning the BBC Slam.

“I thought the astonishment might wear off. It was a fun but brutal process and I feel like I’ve successfully made it out of the Hunger Games.”

Corbyn at Preston Railway Station. Credit: Snapchat

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Jess has also recently seen her debut play Burning Books go on tour.

She said: “Burning Books is a play I wrote about teaching under Tory government, set in the staffroom of an inner city state school.

“The national tour has been exciting and nerve-wracking.¬†I’ve never experienced sending something off around the country to be performed again and again without me there.¬†I caught one performance last week – the company has done a brilliant job and audience feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Burning Books is at Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool on Monday 19 November.

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A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn will take place at the Stanley Arms at 8pm on Tuesday 9 October. Tickets¬†are available from We Got Tickets. To buy Jess’ book by the same name, visit her website. Jess is also¬†on Twitter and Instagram¬†@jessgreenpoet.

Will you be going to the Stanley Arms show? Let us know in the comments below.

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