I have previously read and talked at venues and events such as the Lighthouse Bookshop (Edinburgh), Tell It Slant (Glasgow), 3 Minute Theatre (Manchester), Marlborough College, St John's College (Oxford University), Eastern Star Education Centre Grahamstown (South Africa), McGregor Poetry Festival, Leeds Central Library, Free Word Centre, Oxford University's Mathematics Institute, SO:To Speak Festival, StAnza Festival, The Barbican, Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Storm and the Golden Sky, the Oxford Playhouse, Bridport Arts Centre, Canada Water Culture Space, Red Lantern Bicycle (New York), Saturn Poetry Reading Series in NYC, WORD bookshop in Brooklyn, Live Theatre Newcastle, York St John University, Norwich Arts Centre, The Bikeshed Exeter, The Cube in Bristol, Kent and Sussex Poetry Society, Rich Mix, the Ledbury Poetry Festival, Somerset House, the University of Kent, the Martin Starkie Prize, Hardy Tree Gallery, 47/49 Tanner Street, The Poets' Café in Reading, Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Free Word Centre, Warwick Arts Centre, Betsey Trotwood, Woodstock Poetry Festival, the Club at the Ivy, Swindon Poetry Festival, the Poetry Library, The Poetry Café, Magdalen Road Studios, Chipping Norton Literary Festival, The Black Cat (Paris), Poets Live (Paris), Warwick Writing Festival, Banshee Labyrinth, V&A Reading Rooms, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, England's Lane Bookshop, Culture Rapide (Paris), Flea Circus, Oxford Modern Art, Aubin & Wills, ....
The Shipwrecked House
The Shipwrecked House is a one-woman show based on my debut poetry collection of the same name, which toured the UK thanks to Arts Council Funding.
Here are some of the lovely reviews the show has received on the tour:
"There is no intoning here, no ‘poet voice’ (such as it is, rightly or wrongly recently being vociferously called out everywhere) but a delivery that opens up and chimes with a subject matter that is at once engagingly everyday and stomach-droppingly rock-bottom dark [...] If Trévien was simply reading us her book aloud it’d be a good evening of itself, but it is so much more multimodal than that, and that is why it is so important to go and see." ***** Laura Seymour, Exeunt, 26/09/2014
"How do you turn a poetry collection into a stage show? If you’re Claire Trévien, it seems, with incredible poise and power." Judy Darley, Skylightrain, 30/09/2014.
"The unique blend of theatre and poetry is fresh and original, and makes a real change from other productions on offer at the moment." Adam Bruce, A Younger Theatre, 31/10/2014.
"The Shipwrecked House is a performance of poems from Claire Trévien’s debut collection of the same name. But trust Trévien, who has contributed to a whole load of exciting poetry projects [...] to create an immersive theatrical event, rather than a simple staged reading." Lily Levinson, A Younger Theatre, 16/11/2014.
"What can only be described as being both lyrically and visually stunning Trévien’s performance exuded a dream-like quality which made it that even more magical." Nina Berry, 22/11/2014.
"if you want a stimulating experience unlike anything else you are likely to see on a stage anytime soon, with interesting themes explored via beautifully inventive language and arresting stagecraft, then I would recommend this." Paul McMenemy, Lunar Poetry issue 6&7
"Claire Trévien’s one-woman show is StAnza at its best. Seeing her poetry come to life was not only an impressive spectacle, but also bloody terrifying. [...] Trévien’s theatrical poems are a magnificent piece of modern art. The dark and troubling atmosphere created by this performance left an impression on me I will not soon forget." Sophie Cadden, The Saint, 08/03/2015.