Francesca Beard

Francesca Beard is a Malaysian-born poet who represents the best of British live literature around the world with the British Council. In June 2016, she won a standing ovation for a Tedx talk on Ingenuity and Creative Invention.

She’s written for The Barbican, the BBC, The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, The Metropolitan Police, The Royal Court, The Young Vic and BBC Radio. Her one woman show, ‘Chinese Whispers’ was produced by Apples and Snakes and her family show, ‘Animal Olympics’ was commissioned for South Bank Centre’s Imagine Festival. London Metro has called her ‘The Queen of British performance poetry.’ Her new show, supported by Arts Council England, is called ‘How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse.’

Francesca Beard
Francesca Beard
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Press and Reviews
“Spine-tingling… Witty and narcotic.” The Independent
“…witty and whimsical… a quality-guarantee.”; “utterly magical’. Evening Standard
“Sensuous and funny” Time Out
“The Queen of British performance poetry… one of our finest cartographers of the human heart.” London Metro
“Brilliant, illuminating all manner of euphemisms, dreams, lies and hidden agendas.”
The Scotsman

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