The Snoopy Question

Please do come along for my last show this year - in the truly lovely No. 28 Cafe, in Belper – of my story/ comedy/ poetry show “The Snoopy Question”: an entertainment.

Number 28 Cafe, 28 Market Place,

Belper DE56 1FZ

Saturday, November 30th: 7.30pm for 8.00pm

£10/£8 bring your own drinks

Tickets via www.eventbrite


The Snoopy Question

What happens when a man starts to think that dogs have the answer to all our problems? Starts to think he is a dog? What are dogs really like? What are people really like? Is it time for you to find your inner dog? Join Matt Black for a shaggy dog story and joyful entertainment with cheap props, surprising dog facts, excellent poems, and Snoopy’s answer to world peace.

Comedy, science and poetry collide! 

“witty and informed and richly entertained” Scotsgay

“brilliant poems, love the story and my dog world was shifted too” Ed Reiss, University of Bradford

"shining work" Ian McMillan


Matt Black was Derbyshire Poet Laureate 2011-13. He writes poems for adults and children, as well as occasional plays and short fiction.

Matt developed this one-person show in collaboration with leading dog researchers at the University of Liverpool.


The Snoopy Question - show touring 2019-20

The Storm Officer - play touring 2020

What the Portuguese Water Spaniel Makes of Social Media

- book of dog poems coming out 2020

Tales from the Leaking Boot - travel haiku, Iron Press, 2018

Derbyshire Poet Laureate 2011-2013

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