For Whom The Bell Tolls
High school - come relive the glory and the gore...
They say evolution has come a long way since the dawn of mankind, but in the difficult-to-navigate confines of high school, survival of the fittest still reigns supreme. For Poet Laureate Telia Nevile, the halls of learning were full of pitfalls and peaks, secret poetry and public scorn. Come relive the glory and the gore, the awe and the awfulness.
Poems include "Losing My Virgilinity (Or How I Let Poetry Have Its Way With Me)", "You Can Ring My Belljar", "If You Can't Handle the Heat, Get Out of the Tuckshop" and the brand-new larger-than-life rap that is "Revenge of the Words".
"One of the Comic Stars of Tomorrow!" Sydney Morning Herald
"Four stars. A brilliant ode to the ostracised. A hilarious, sharp and affectionate portrait of teen angst, Nevile's character is in the league of Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole." The Age
"Four stars. The poems are excellent – clever and funny and full of literary in-jokes. Neville’s performance is engaging and genuine, and it’s almost impossible to not be drawn back to one’s own experiences of high school. Well, unless you were one of the cool kids… Quirky, insightful and entertaining – a unique experience." Adelaide Theatre Guide
"First word that comes to mind starts with B and rhymes with… er, what does rhyme with brilliant?" The Pun
"Five stars. It wouldn't shock me if she's a nominee for best show of the Festival this year." Crass Talk
"Outstanding. Telia Nevile is a poet laureate for a generation." Farrago
"Put simply, Telia Nevile's performance of For Whom the Bell Tolls was absolutely brilliant." The Groggy Squirrel
"Nevile's performance is outstanding." Kryztoff
2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
(Presented by Sanzville Productions)
2011 Adelaide Fringe
(Presented by randompanda)
2010 Melbourne Fringe
2010 Village Festival - Edinburgh Gardens
Lou Sanz - A director of amazing nuance and grace who puts the punch in poetry, and one half of Sanzville Productions who took wonderful care of me during the 2011 MICF.
Kel McConville - The other half of Sanzville Productions - a golden girl.
Belle Hammond - Adelaide Producer extra-ordinaire and all round sweetness incarnate.
Steph Brotchie - Production & publicity advice and assistance, outside eye and all-round rockstar!
Thomas Butt/DJ Lazer Ferrari - Sound designer extraordinaire and the sonnet beneath my wings.
These guys are superb and I can't say enough nice things are them, so I'll keep it simple and just say thankyou so very very very much!