Lisa O’Hare on bringing Do You Remember The First Rhyme? to Camden Fringe 2022
Lisa is what can only be described as a late entry into the arts. She didn’t even consider she could be a performer until in her 40s. Then in what can only be described as utter madness, she decided in 2019 that she would put on a show at Manchester Fringe. Without any prior experience or either performing or of what is required to produce your own show. But she did. It was a success and she has not looked back.
Her new show is her life story told thru prose, from putting on shows as a child, the years inbetween when real life got in the way, and how she rediscovered her love of poetry and put on that first show.
Our chat with Lisa was truly inspirational, showing that it’s never too late for anyone to do something that they really love. And best of all, we get to hear one of her wonderful pieces of writing.
You can find out more about Lisa at at the following:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLisaOHare and https://twitter.com/PoetryOfficer
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelisaohare and https://www.instagram.com/communitypoetryofficer/
Do You Remember The First Ryhme plays at Museum of Comedy as part of Camden Fringe on 27 August, further information can be found here.
Do You Remember The First Rhyme?
Lisa O’Hare’s debut show at the Greater Manchester Fringe in 2019 was described as ‘a perfect little package of fringe theatre.. perfectly relatable and so charmingly delivered’ by the Greater Manchester Reviewer. In this gently humorous spoken word show she explains how she returned to creativity in her 40s after forgetting it for a decade, or two.
Lisa is a regular performer in the spoken word scene of Manchester and a published poet whose poetry has featured on several podcasts as well as BBC Radio Manchester. She recently found her first ever poetry book, which made her reflect on so much more than just the book, Join Lisa as she explores how she loved, lost and found her imagination all over again.
Comedy of Museum, 5pm, 27 August 2022: Tickets here.