Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Cadogan Hall on National Poetry Day, Thursday 3 October, to mark the publication of her new book of poetry, copies of which she will be signing after the show.
Pam Ayres’ work is funny, and approachable. It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art.
Pam has sold millions of books, CDs, and DVDs over the years, and she is still a regular on TV and Radio, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Ayres On The Air, QI, Countdown, and The One Show.
‘Pam Ayres has an incredible way with an audience. She was really one of the funniest comics I’ve seen, and it’s because of her rapport. She just treats the audience like a huge roomful of friends.’
— Grand Opera House, York, March 2012
‘Her humour, which verges on the black at times, is contagious and so original.’
— The Telegraph
‘Pam Ayres is a poet for the people. Her verse portrays a wicked sense of humour, and deals with subjects not normally thought to be worthy of poetry.’
— Melbourne Herald Sun
‘Pam Ayres, the bestselling poet, writes as rhapsodically about the Wonderbra as Wordsworth did about daffodils.’
— The Guardian
‘Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life.’
— Sunday Times