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Debris Stevenson returns to the Royal Court with Poet in da Corner

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Debris Stevenson returns to Royal Court with Poet in da Corner, tickets available now from £17!

Debris Stevenson's stunning grime coming of age story Poet in da Corner returns to The Royal Court Theatre. This limited run comes to London's Royal Court ahead of a UK tour. Poet in da Corner caught the attention of critics and audiences at its premiere and the run is expected to do incredibly well. Don't miss the unique theatrical experience that is Poet in da Corner, tickets are extremely limited for this 4-week run.

What is Debris Stevenson's Poet in da Corner?

This semi-autobiographical piece presents a vivid technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and tell the story of how grime changed a girl's life and let her redefine herself. 

Somewhere between East London and Essex in a strictly conservative Mormon home, a girl is given a gift by her best friend SS Vyper. It's a copy of  Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner and as soon as she finishes listening to it, her life starts to change. She begins to transform. She goes from feeling muted and restricted by dyslexia to tasting the power of her words, from feeling confused and conflicted about her sexuality to finding the freedom to explore it, from feeling totally alone to realising she's been given the greatest gift by her closest friend.

Poet in da Corner Cast and Creatives

Deborah 'Debris' Stevenson describes herself as a Dyslexic writer, Grime poet, working-class academic, pansexual ex-Mormon and Bashment dancing social activist. She wrote and stars in Poet in da Corner alongside grime MC Jammz who plays SS Vyper. The show is being directed by Royal Court Associate Ola Ince. Following the limited run at the Royal Court, the production will tour numerous UK locations including Belfast, Leicester Curve, Nottingham Playhouse and Manchester HOME.

Do not miss your opportunity to get tickets for Debris Stevenson's return to the Royal Court! Take this chance to get Poet in da Corner tickets now for the best seats and prices whilst stocks last!


Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

30 January - 22 February 2020

Special notes

Please note there will be a Q&A event with writer Debris Stevenson and Jammz after the performance on 11 February. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Access

Captioned performance on 12 & 19 February 2020 at 7.45pm. Relaxed environment performance on 8 February 2020 at 2.30pm.

Venue Information

Royal Court TheatreSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS

Customer Reviews

10 reviews4.5

R A Alston21st February

Electrifying, energetic, poetic, poignant, inclusive, uplifting

James19th February

The "legitimisation" of grime through operatic style was as thought provoking as the content of the story itself. Compelling through its use of near-past cultural reference to string together a personal narrative of struggles of teen life, issues of impersonation, privillage and exploitation. So good, I saw it twice, and had to bring my childhood friend.

Pascalle Fiolka17th February

Loved it. 'God Loves You' - brilliant haha.

Ruth D16th February

This show was absolutely fantastic! Completely unique and creative and moving and entertaining from start to finish.

Amrit Bains15th February

Best play I ever seen

Kate Moffett10th February

Really enjoyed the show, strong powerful performances.

Kathrin Hake6th February

Great play, great lyrics, fantastic beats. Well written, fast paced and upbeat. Loved it the first time it was on and just as much this time. Debris Stevenson leaves a lasting impression - and teaches a thing or two. Can only recommend.

Reece Whyte3rd February

The only constructive criticism I have was the acoustics. In some parts of the show, levels on the mics combined with the instrumentals clashed a bit. The lyrics got drowned out in some parts of the performances.

Julie Jacobs-Obodai2nd February

Great show, really different approach and engagement. Shorter than hoped, could have easily expanded the story of her life as so much more to know. Loved the music and atmosphere.

Helen Burris2nd February

Very enjoyable show