After discovering poetry at the Roundhouse as a dyslexic teenager, Stevenson has gone on to perform around the world, working with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Oxford University and BBC Radio.
This new work draws on lyrics, verse, movement and music to tell the story of becoming a poet against the odds. Taking the audience through a teenage bedroom, a house party and a pirate radio station, Poet in da Corner is an exploration of one woman growing up and finding her voice.
Original musical composition comes from master of urban music Michael 'Mikely J' Asante, and dancer/actor/director Benji Reid, who has spent 25 years creating physical theatre and hip hop theatre, directs this world premiere.
Poet in da Corner is co-commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre and Represent, which is a series of artworks inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled women over the age of 30 to vote. The initiative invites young female creatives to consider democracy in contemporary Britain.
|What||Debris Stevenson's Poet in da Corner, Royal Court Theatre|
|Where||Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
21 Sep 18 – 06 Oct 18, Monday - Saturday 19:30, Thursday & Saturday matinees 14:30
|Price||£12 - £25|
|Website||Click here for more information|