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Come and see us in Edinburgh

You’ve seen some comedy. You’ve seen some theatre. It’s time for something different. Prepare to have your preconceptions of poetry shattered as London’s smash-hit stand-up poetry night Rhymes With Orange returns, fresh from last year’s acclaimed sell-out run. Come and experience this noisy, disgustingly fun performance poetry extravaganza and have yourself some belly laughs in […]


And so it came to pass that last night was another belting night of rhymes, words, songs, laughs, tears (happy and sad), moving and, of course, shaking. Not to mention David Bowie. The Starman’s presence was felt throughout the evening as several poets took the opportunity to pay tributes both hilarious and touching. As well […]

Christmas special on 3rd December: Book because we love you.

Every year our Christmas show sells out in advance. Every year we tell everyone it’s going to sell out in advance. Book early. Every year, many people say to each other: “It’s just a sales tactic, we’ll be fine booking a couple of days before or something. Surely poetry nights don’t sell out in advance? […]

Introducing: Rhymes with Orange Wednesdays

From next week onwards, we’re meeting up to write every alternate Wednesday evening, and we’d love you to join us. The Rhymes crew have been holding successful Breakfast of Champions writing breakfasts for yonks but apparently we’ve heard that some people don’t love to wake up early for a 7am pre-work writing sesh! So, for all you people of […]

What happens on a Rhymes with Orange writing retreat.

Ellie here. So some of us went away on a long weekend for a Rhymes with Orange writing retreat a few days ago. There were 11 of us, some seasoned Rhymes performers, some awesome long term supporters and even a couple of relative newbies. Basically an extremely talented group of some of the loveliest people […]

Dishing the dirt: Rhymes turns 2

It doesn’t feel like two years. Two years since we decided, as a dare, to go to an open mic night and all get up and do a poem, once. It felt terrifying. We were a group of colleagues and friends who all wrote together once a week and once we set ourselves this goal, […]

The view from the audience

Last night for the first time since we started, I was an audience member not a performer, viewing the poets and the poems just like anyone else. I was really happy to be ‘taking a rest’ (as all good performers like to say) because writing and performing new material every month or so is really […]

12th Dec – Mega Bumper Christmas Special

We’re bringing back our merry mix of spoken word, stand-up poetry, and creative mayhem to the dark streets of Kings Cross with our Mega Bumper Hyper Massive Christmas Special: Past winners of the Orange Crush open mic make magic with your (holiday) seasoned hosts, Stevie Tyler, Kim Pryor, Thomas Muirhead, and Chris Wolfe. And plenty […]