Must-see theatre comes thick and fast here in Manchester with the arrival of the critically acclaimed Poet In Da Corner which hits HOME from Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 March, fresh from London’s Royal Court Theatre. Taking inspiration from musician Dizzie Rascal’s groundbreaking 2003 album Boy In The Corner and boasting additional music and composition from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, co-founder and artistic director of award-winning hip-hop dance company Boy Blue, this energetic performance looks set to be a hot ticket for Manchester’s music fanatics. Framed against a technicolour world where music, spoken-word and dance combine, this semi-autobiographical tale explains how Essex girl Debris Stevenson found creative freedom in Dizzie Rascal’s genre-shaping record. By redefining herself through grime, she’s able to access unlikely liberation from her strict Mormon household and take ownership of the issues that shape her life – from dyslexia and sexuality, to friendship and creativity. Directed by Royal Court Associate Ola Ince and featuring a pulse-setting soundtrack that’ll be available to buy on limited edition USB keychains, Poet in Da Corner stars Stevenson as herself, alongside Grime MC Jammz as her best friend SS Vyper in a powerful and uplifting performance. Tickets are available now from £10, with £5 concessionary tickets also available.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 24 Mar - Sat 28 Mar, 2pm / 7.30pm, HOME,
2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
, Tel: 0161 200 1500, From £10 (£5 conc)
Simon Bland
Published on:
Wed 11 Mar 2020