Poet in da Corner

by Debris Stevenson Feat. Jammz

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Following its critically acclaimed premiere in 2018, this coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album, returns for a limited run and a UK tour.

In a strict Mormon household somewhere in the seam between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner by her best friend SS Vyper.

Precisely 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to change – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the power of her words; from being conflicted about her sexuality to finding the freedom to explore; from feeling alone to being given the greatest gift by her closest friend.

Step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.

Debris Stevenson’s semi-autobiographical piece features grime MC Jammz as SS Vyper, and is directed by Royal Court Associate Ola Ince. Follow the run at the Royal Court, the production will tour to The MAC, Belfast, Leicester Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester HOME, Birmingham Rep and Hackney Empire.

The Big Idea: Post-Show Talk | Tue 11 Feb
A Q&A event with writer  Debris Stevenson and Jammz. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Originally co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and the Royal Court Theatre in 2018, supported by Jerwood Arts.

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"One of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year and marks out writer/performer/lyricist/dancer Debris Stevenson as one of the brightest emerging talents around. It is, in short, the real deal”

Evening Standard | Fiona Mountford Read full review

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"Thrilling... Words blaze the stage and Stevenson appears like the Kate Tempest of grime”

The Guardian | Arifa Akbar Read full review

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“An inspiring, thoroughly enjoyable evening full of possibilities for where Stevenson — and theatre itself — might go next”

The Times | Dominic Maxwell Read full review

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"Debris Stevenson's show is totally, boldly different from anything else"

Time Out | Alice Saville Read full review

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"Throws away the rule book and opens your ears and eyes to what theatre could and should be”

The Stage | JN Benjamin Read full review

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"Mind-blowing energy... So energetically and gloriously alive on stage”

The Arts Desk | Aleks Sierz Read full review

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"A gutsy, gritty breath of fresh air"

WhatsOnStage | Fergus Morgan Read full review

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Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 6 Feb)

Captioned: Wed 12 & 19 Feb 7.30pm

Relaxed Environment: – Sat 8 Feb, 2.30pm

Running time: TBC

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