Octagon
Drama

Arcola

Octagon

16 Sep 2015 - 17 Oct 2015

£14.00 - £17.00

Pro reviewers rating
4 reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Some poems are better written in flesh...

After Wall Street and Tahrir Square, after ISIS and the NSA, after Ferguson and Eric Garner: here come the poets.

In a downtown poetry slam with a place on the team to be won, eight young poets prepare to do battle. But backstage it’s all kicking off with love triangles, families to feed and wounds to rip open. And in the end, is it about winning – or finding the words that need to be said?

World premiere

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Verbal cornucopia that has 'message' writ large in every line... The cast have precision, energy, conviction and huge aplomb. ”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“Echoes of an astonishing authorial voice are struggling to break free from an overloaded script... The plot itself is thin. ”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Many words, some of them very beautiful... stubbornly fail to coalesce into an entirely satisfying whole. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“This tale of a poetry slam team’s quest for glory is undermined by a lack of authenticity and muddled gender politics. ”

Stewart Pringle (The Stage, Time Out)

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