The Very Grimm Brothers to spin gold from straw at Poppleton All Saints Hall

The Very Grimm Brothers: invitation to Grimm Castle aka Poppleton All Saints Hall

THE only thing that cheers up Adrian Mealing and John Denton, alias The Very Grimm Brothers, is you.

These purveyors of comedy, silliness, wistful poetry, fairy tales, songs and everyday anecdotes invite you to Grimm Castle and its enchanted forest, masquerading for one night only as Poppleton All Saints Hall, Upper Poppleton, York, on April 3 at 7.30pm.

“It’s a very chatty, tangential gig,” promises Grimm John, a Malvern Poetry Slam Champ, who sings à cappella with Men In General, A Fistful Of Spookies and The Spooky Men’s Chorale, joined by Denton from John Denton’s Midnight Band.

“You should expect encounters with direct action, clumsy departures, the poetry of platforms, Seville marmalade, undimmed love, Severn Trent Water and the spinning of gold from straw,” say The Very Grimm Brothers.

The duo have appeared alongside the Peatbog Faeries, Attila The Stockbroker, John Hegley, Elvis McGonagall, Johnny Fluffypunk and Roger McGough and performed at Poetry On Loan, Bang Said The Gun, Stratford upon Avon Litfest, Wolds Words, Mouthpiece Poets, Mouth & Music, Speakeasy and the Blue Suede Sporran Club.

“Think of The Very Grimm Brothers as the love children that Victor Meldrew and Pam Ayres never had,” trumpeted the Church Stretton Arts Festival, ahead of their gig there.

Who can resist such a combination?! Tickets cost £12.50 at