Lemn Sissay

For the Royal Court: Road, The Report.

Other theatre includes: Refugee Boy (Leeds Playhouse/UK tour); Something Dark (UK & International tour).

Lemn Sissay MBE is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art and plays. He was the official poet for the London 2012 Olympics & the FA Cup 2015. Lemn’s Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester & London in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall & the Olympic Park. His landmark poem Gilt of Cain was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu. His Desert Island Discs was pick of the year for BBC Radio 4 2015. 

Lemn is Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Associate Artist at Southbank Centre and a Patron of both The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation. He is a regular contributor to radio and television.