Poet In Da Corner - Birmingham Rep
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Tue 10 Mar 20
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Wed 11 Mar 20
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Thu 12 Mar 20
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Fri 13 Mar 20
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Sat 14 Mar 20
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A coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal's seminal album.

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.

Please note: This performance contains strong language


Written by Debris Stevenson
Feature writing by feat Jammz
Director Ola Ince
Musical Direction / Lead Composition Michael 'Mikey J' Asante
Designer Jacob Hughes
Lighting Designer Anna Watson
Sound Designer Tony Gayle
Choreographer Aaron Sillis


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

Thrilling... Stevenson appears like the Kate Tempest of grime."

The Guardian

One of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year.

Evening Standard

It’s incredible

Dizzee Rascal

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Further Information
Guidance Recommended age 14+ (contains some strong language)
Running Time 1 hr 20 mins (no interval)