THE MARINER'S SONG
Calling all adventurers!
Writer-performer Rajan Sharma invites you to brave the elements, sail stormy waters, and embark upon this visceral spoken word voyage through the ages; climb aboard as he navigates life experience, family history and ancient myth, in a daring quest to discover our place in the infinite Cosmos...
Will you answer the Mariner's call?
Writer-Performer - RAJAN SHARMA
Producer - MICHELLE MCKAY
Direction - MATT BERESFORD
Voice & Text - JANIS PRICE
Artwork Design - DESK TIDY DESIGN
Graphics Animator - TARUN AGRAWALA
Video Production - AKASH BERI
Production Stills - STEVEN MILLAR
Voyage Stills - STEFAN LJUNGSTEDT
Special mentions - JON CARSTAIRS
- LARISSA MORAN
- JAYMES AARON
WINNER - THEATRE WEEKLY AWARD @ FringeWorld 2020
"...The poem flows with a rhythm true to its ancient predecessors...
...the delivery runs seamless and confident for the entire 50 minutes…
The Mariner’s Song is quite simply very entertaining..."
"...thanks to the gravitas, warmth, and skill Sharma brings to this piece, it is easy to enjoy. This is wonderful storytelling ..."
"...it's no easy task for one man and his words
to captivate an entire audience’s attention,
yet Rajan Sharma does so beautifully in this
spoken word piece..."
Three Weeks Edinburgh
PERFORMANCE DATES / VENUES
THE MARINER'S SONG WILL TOUR AGAIN IN 2022!
DATES AND VENUES WILL BE LISTED HERE IN DUE COURSE, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!
In 2020, the tour was scheduled to continue on to:
Hillingdon Libraries’ Culture Bite Festival
Scottish Storytelling Centre @ Edinburgh Fringe 2020
Pump House Theatre @ Watford Fringe 2020
11-13 Mar 2020 - The Gift Horse @ The Horse and Stables, VAULT Festival 2020
29 Jan > 02 Feb 2020 - The Common Room @ Paper Mountain, Perth FRINGE WORLD 2020
>>> THEATRE - WEEKLY AWARD WINNER presented by PERTH THEATRE TRUST <<<
12-24 Aug 2019 - Paradise Green (The Studio@Augustines) EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019
>>> ThreeWeek's THREE-TO-SEE POETIC SHOWS AT EDFRINGE 2019 <<<
>>> The EFC's 10-MUST-SEE SPOKEN WORD SHOWS AT EDFRINGE 2019 <<<
27 July 2019 - RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE, READING FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019
04-18 Aug 2018 - Paradise Green (The Vaults@Augustines), Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
>>> EDFRINGEREVIEW.COM EDITORS' PICK <<<
31 July 2018 - Drayton Arms Theatre, London (Fringe Preview)
>>> THISWEEK LONDON's “THREE TO SEE ON 31-JUL” <<<
12 Dec 2017 - Extract performed at Stockwell Playhouse 2017 Five Minute Festival
>>> SPECIAL COMMENDATION <<<
POETRY / SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC APPEARANCES
06 Feb 2020 - Poetry In Motion @ The Fringe Club, Wellington NZ
01 Feb 2020 - Perth Poetry Club @ The Moon Cafe, Northbridge, Perth WA - Featured Performer
20 Jan 2020 - VOICEBOX @ Ronnie Nights, Fremantle, Perth WA - Featured Performer
23 Nov 2019 - Spinning Straws @ North Harrow Community Library, London UK
09 May 2019 - Words Out Loud @ BrOOK’S Pinner, London UK
Simple but powerful
Beautiful, lyrical journey
A must see for any fan of 'spoken word'
Wonderful weaving of the epic and personal
Thought provoking. Evocative. Highly recommended!
This is a sophisticated storytelling piece… Great solo performance
Rajan is stunning to watch as he fills the lovely space with his presence.
His storytelling was compelling and vivid
Took me back to a memorable trip I went on with a school mate and my dad...
...superb storyteller...had the audience spellbound with minimal props and made them all want to follow the mariner's call...