Thursday, January 14, 2010

LONDON: Apples & Snakes in Soho featuring Zena Edwards

Wednesday, 27th January, 2010, 8pm, £8/£6
Soho Theatre,
21 Dean Street,
Booking: 020 7478 0100 /

Zena Edwards is well-known as a poet, storyteller and musician – sometimes all three at once, the one flowing fluidly into the other. She’s also a one-woman theatre troupe, as anyone who’s seen her touring show Security (‘Superb’ - The Guardian) will testify. She can probably juggle and eat fire as well, but probably not tonight.

Another poet primed to make that leap into the Premier League is Inua Ellams, who’s been riveting audiences for years with his tightly-written, messianically-declaimed material, and whose show The Fourteenth Tale has recently been snapped up by the National Theatre.

Also on the bill, we have Tom Chivers, the unassuming mastermind behind the London Word Festival, and a hard-working, innovative poet in his own right. And finally, one of the new spoken-word artists that everyone’s currently talking about – hot from the Radio 4 Poetry Slam semi-finals, the splendidly sparky Sabrina Mahfouz.

C’mon, let’s not keep this poetry thing a secret any longer.

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