From mythological women to reasons for love, from the quirky to the political, from gender to bees and everything in between – across the UK, performance poets are taking to their soapboxes and giving voice to the passions and stories within us all.
Lyrical ingenuity and heart-warming humour explode from this unique, theatrical spoken word show, directed by award winning writer, performer and theatre maker Hannah Silva, described by The Times as “one of the most ambitious and entertaining poets in the country”.
Public Address features an exciting ensemble of spoken word artists with voices hailing from all corners of the UK including Justin Coe (Essex) Jasmine Gardosi (Birmingham) Shagufta K (Bristol) and AJ McKenna(Newcastle).
This diverse group has been brought together by Apples and Snakes for a unique commission, and will be joined by guest artists throughout the tour, ensuring a special and exciting programme of events. The featured guest artists will include Henry Raby (York) and Keisha Thompson (Manchester), Ingrid McLaren (Nottingham) and Helen Seymour (Canterbury). In the South West, budding poets from Plymouth Young Writers Squad will also perform alongside the ensemble.
2015 Tour Dates:
Wednesday 14 October, 7.30pm | Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle NE1 8AW
Saturday 17 October, 8pm | Part of Plymouth International Book Festival | The House, Plymouth University, Devon PL4 8AA
Sunday 25 October, 2.30pm | Part of Bloomsbury Festival | Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H 0AH
Monday 26 October, 7.30pm | Part of SO: To Speak | Nuffield Theatre, Southampton SO17 1TR
Friday 13 November, 7pm | Hexagon Theatre, Mac Birmingham, Birmingham B12 9QH
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