An acclaimed Scottish poet and performer is bringing his award-winning show to Irvine next month.

Kevin P. Gilday’s Spam Valley contains a mix of theatre, stand-up, and spoken word and will be coming to the Harbour Arts Centre on March 10 as part of his mini tour.

Taking the form of a monologue, the show will take a witty and earnest look at working class life in Britain based off Kevin’s upbringing in Glasgow.

Kevin said: “I wanted to make a show that challenged the way we view working class culture while still sharing the messy joy of it.

“We only ever seem to see one version of working-class life in the media and it often doesn’t relate to my lived experience.

“I wanted to question that narrative, to attempt to find the truth about working class identity – or the multitudes of it.

“To do that I needed to delve into my own complex relationship with my upbringing and where I am now as an artist.

“It’s a personal show with a universal appeal, a hilarious night out with a big message of acceptance at its core.”

Spam Valley premiered in last year’s Edinburgh Fringe where it was chosen as the ‘Pick of the Fringe’ by Scots Wae Hae and won the Highly Recommended Award from the Fringe Review.

Kevin founded the poetry performance collective The Scribbler's Union and is the co-founder of spoken word cabaret night Sonnet Youth.

Outside of poetry and theatre, he is a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer and a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice.

He has performed at major UK festivals like the Glastonbury and the BBC 6Music Festival, took his show to Fringes in Canada, and toured the UK, Germany, Canada and the US.

Tickets for Spam Valley are available on the Harbour Arts Centre’s website: