UK grime musician Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson challenges theatrical form in an new autobiographical work.
What happens if you fight against the odds, against the opinions and attitudes that surround you, to achieve the life you want – and then realise it’s not what you need?
Step into a pirate radio station, a teenage bedroom and a house party as an outsider battles to find her voice.
Thirteen years after encountering the early days of London’s grime scene, Debris Stevenson uses music, movement, lyrics and poetry to recall how it gave her permission to redefine success and become a poet.
Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson is a young poet, musician and dancer who has performed her unique work everywhere from BBC Radio 3’s The Verb to London’s Roundhouse.
This new work is part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and created as part of Represent, a series of artworks inspired by the Representation of the People Act 1918. While the act gave the vote only to women over 30, Represent invites young female artists to explore democracy, equality and inclusion in contemporary Britain.
Where: Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
When: 21 Sep 18 – 06 Oct 18, Monday – Saturday 19:30, Thursday & Saturday matinees 14:30 Price: £12 – £25
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