29th Jan / Kate Tempest / Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest tells an everyday epic over an exhilarating live score.
‘The gods are in the betting shops, the gods are in the cafe,
The gods can’t afford the deposit on their flat…
Winged sandals tearing up the pavement,
Me, you, everyone, brand new ancients’
Accompanied by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, Kate Tempest finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think.
Winner of the Ted Hughes Poetry Award 2013.
‘A genuinely galvanizing presence. ****’ The Guardian
‘A truly fresh and compelling voice ****’ The Evening Standard
‘One of the key players in the future development of spoken word and live theatre *****’ Whatsonstage.com
A Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre co-production.
Co-commissioned by the Albany.
Running time 75 mins