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The Word Theatre

September 14, 2017 8:00 pm
September 14, 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.


Harry and Chris

Support from
Connor MacLeod


Age recommendation 18+


Open mic spots are available, please contact [email protected]


For more information please visit our Facebook page at


the WORD theatre is partially funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery.'

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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.


Harry and Chris

Harry and Chris:


Having played together in various forms for over 10 years, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker teams up with BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read as the imaginatively titled ‘Harry and Chris’. After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter all around the country.

“A combination of catchy hooks and breath-taking verbal ingenuity makes this a winning hour… The quality and quantity of laughs on offer is generous and yet the show is cynicism-free, the tone unapologetically feel-good.” – **** BroadwayBaby



Connor MacLeaod

Connor MacLeod:


A 2017 Roundhouse Poetry Slam Semi-finalist, and 2016 Poetry Rivals (highly commended) Finalist, Connor Macleod is a self-proclaimed Stand-Up Poem. He began performing poetry for the first time during fresher’s week at Bath Spa University as a protest against rowdy, Great British Bakeoff ruining, neighbours. Since then, he has gone on to perform all over the country, supporting world class artists such as Buddy Wakefield, Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) and Miko Berry.


“F*cking fire.” – Jordan Stephens
“Definitely one to watch.” – Raise The Bar Spoken Word
“Electric.” – Bristol Voices


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

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