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The Word Theatre

August 10, 2017 8:00 pm
August 10, 2017 10:00 pm
01522 519999



‘the WORD theatre brings the BIGGEST, most exciting, and relevant Spoken Word artists in the UK to the stunning theatre stage of the New Theatre Royal every month. Set to be one of the UK’s biggest Spoken Word nights, featuring award winning performers from around the county, an open mic, and live music.


August sees the multi-award winning rapper, poet, and musician DIZRAELI take to the stage, with support from the king of alliteration himself, local poet Martin Short.


Age recommendation 18+


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Although rooted strongly in hip-hop traditions, his work draws inspiration from old folk music, recognising the common ground shared by songs of the people from any point in history.


” touching, funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness though folk, rap, spoken word and hymns. (Dizraeli) embodies 21st Century folk ” The Independent


Dizraeli has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, The Eden Project and The Royal Festival Hall among countless others. He has won both the Farrago UK Slam Championships and the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam, and written several hip-hop plays including the award winning ‘Rebel Cell’, with Baba Brinkman.


” Folk or hip – hop? I don’t know, but Dizraeli makes me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English – fluent, witty and arresting ” The Times


Dizraeli & The Small Gods were shortlisted for the 2014 Songlines Music Awards for their album ‘Moving In the Dark’. Tracks from the album have been played on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music. In 2015 they collaborated on a new video for the title track, with the BAFTA-nominated director Jamie Magnus Stone.


In 2016 Dizraeli released his EP ‘Eat My Camera’ and continues to tour as a solo artist with a searing honesty and a flagrant disregard for the limitations of whatever genre he finds himself in.


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Martin Short


Many moons ago, Martin Short had several poems published in anthologies before taking a decade long hiatus from writing. For two years he’s hosted a poetry night in Cleethorpes, and has recently become a regular prize winner at the ATG Slam in Lincoln. His poetry is both personal and political, intermittently injected with a hint of humour. Angry, bitter, cynical, call him what you want, he’s simply a disappointed optimist. He loves language and lots of alliteration. He’s a man of love, yet this love languishes at all the anguish in the world.


What is Spoken Word?

Spoken Word is a performance art that is word based, and focuses on word play, intonation, and voice inflection. It can include and kind of poetry for example jazz poetry, poetry slams, poetry readings and can also include comedy routines.



Limited open mic slots will be available, and an optional pre-show workshop (£5). email [email protected] for more information

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