Friday, June 12, 2009

LONDON: The Word's A Stage

Friday, 12th June, 2009, 8pm, £8/£5
The Albany,
Douglas Way,

Booking: 020 8692 4446 /

Four new poets face the bright lights
We present a four-pack of rapidly-rising artists, all of them sizing-up the spoken word and seeing how far they can stretch it. They’ve spent a few weeks at poetry bootcamp with top director Yael Shavit, who’s had them polishing their acts until they can see their faces in them. So you’re getting the best of both worlds here: all the work is brand new, but finely-honed too. And unlike some silly TV reality show, nobody got voted off. How could they, when they’re all equally good?

And here they are:
Investigating Samuel L Jackson’s hair and its place in popular culture - poetry siren Dzifa Benson
Lifting the lid on queer identity in the 21st century – the irrepressible Dean Atta
Getting inside mental illness via multiple characters – spoken-word chameleon Jasmine Cooray
Giving the lowdown on cosmetics and how they define our urban styles - urbane tribesman Nick Field

Four pieces probing the notion of self-image in the 21st century; four shows in the making; four genial poets with yards of talent, just itching to share it with you, the audience.

Brought to you by Apples & Snakes – the final word in a world that’s full of them

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