“Loved your poems! But the flannel one is truly revolting!”
Enoch’s Hammer Folk Club
Louise has headlined with her stand up performance poetry at top spoken-word venues Express Excess, The Poetry Cafe London and Eastbourne, The Poetry Police, Red Rooster, Oliver’s Poetry, Club 99, The Poet’s Kitchen; and performed at Edinburgh Fringe, Henley Arts Festival, London’s Comedy and Literary Festival, Seaford Literary Festival; compered for Redwood Housing Cooperative’ s Celebration on the South Bank.
Iona Jette is Louise’s Scottish poetic alter ego and together they have performed on BBC London’s Word for Word, Talkback Radio, GLR, Brighton Community Radio and London Network Radio.
They have been found at parties, groups, health spas and latterly on Zoom. And in a forthcoming film about the rock ‘n’ roll band The Sharks as a poetic narrator!
Louise aka Iona Jette performing The Floppy Flannel Lament at The Poetry Cafe https://youtu.be/3KKjKwoCci0
You Can’t Cook a Poem Like an Egg! is her first collection of performance poetry published in 2015 and her next one is on its way. Available from www.amazon.co.uk, performances and workshops price £7.99.
All About Bliss: Tales from The Awkward Sex Coach
“…I left the theatre with a grin on my face having been captivated by Louise…” Broadwaybaby
In this fusion of comedy and the spoken word, Professor Bliss Macvitie, Scotland’s answer to Dr Ruth tries to Feng Shui her audiences, whilst explaining why celebrity handbags are not always the answer, and which star sign you need to change your light bulbs!
Naked Truth: Diary of An Artist’s Muse.
A poetic comedy in which Iona reveals all, specially written for arts events, being performed here for Artbox at Artwave in Lewes.
“An eccentric mix of observation comedy and insightful poetry, always entertaining.” Short Fuse, The Camden Head
“A filthy Diana Rigg!” Collin Kelley, US playwright, poet, novelist, and journalist
=”Brilliant….contemporary spin on life!”Paula Marie, The Fountain of Health
“…many merry giggles and insights..” Richmond & Twickenham Times
“Louise has a great capacity to engage, amuse and inspire her audiences. She can add something precious to any event she is part of.” Nick Williams, international leadership coach, mentor and best-selling author.
“I thought your monologue was tremendous. It put me in mind of Patricia Routledge’s on Victoria Wood, that’s how good it is.” Mandy Knight, The Comics’ Comic Awarding Winning stand up, writer and actress.