Justin Coe

Performance Poet and Spoken Word Theatre Maker


I am a poet, writer and spoken word theatre creator specialising in work for young audiences. I’m the author of The Dictionary of Dads (Otter-Barry, 2017) and of ten spoken word theatre shows for families. My new book The Magic of Mums (Otter-Barry) will be published in February 2020, once again wittily illustrated by the brilliant Steve Wells.

Meanwhile I continue to tour my latest show Young Herbert's Horrors - produced by Half Moon Theatre and supported by Arts Council England - to theatres and venues across the country.  My new stand-up style  interactive children’s poetry shows Are We Being Silly? and Mums, Dads and Little Monsters, featuring poems from both of my books, are also available to book in Autumn 2019 and Spring/Summer 2020.

I’ve been working as a performance poet and creative writing workshop facilitator for over twenty years, bringing my unique mix of puckish poetics and heart-felt humour to thousands of schools, theatres and libraries, not to mention steam trains,  street corners and a sitting room made entirely out of newspaper. If you would like to invite me to your event, school, library or festival to perform a show or deliver a high energy day of workshops and activities please do get in touch!  

(Above Image by Stephen Beeny from Justin Coe/Half Moon Theatre’s production of Young Herbert’s Horrors.)


Coming Soon - The Magic of Mums

Out February 6th 2020

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