Royal Court Theatre presents

Poet in Da Corner

By Debris Stevenson. Feat. Jammz


Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.30pm

Theatre - Tickets: £14 (£12 concs)

14+ - 80 mins (approx.) with no interval


Please note, these performances have been cancelled.

If you have already purchased tickets, our Box Office team will be in touch with you, or you can contact them on 0115 941 9419.

A coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album.

In a strict Mormon household somewhere in the seam between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner by her best friend SS Vyper.

Precisely 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to change – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the power of her words; from being conflicted about her sexuality to finding the freedom to explore; from feeling alone to being given the greatest gift by her closest friend.

Step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.

Debris Stevenson’s semi-autobiographical piece features grime MC Jammz as SS Vyper, and is directed by Royal Court Associate Ola Ince.

There will be a post-show discussion with Debris following the Thursday evening show.

This show was first workshopped at Nottingham Playhouse in 2016 as part of neat16 and performed as a sharing in the Neville Studio in 2017.

Originally co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and the Royal Court Theatre in 2018, supported by Jerwood Arts.

Listen to a track from the show and upcoming album:

“It’s incredible.” Dizzee Rascal

★★★★★ “One of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year.”
Evening Standard

★★★★ “Thrilling… Stevenson appears like the Kate Tempest of grime.”
The Guardian

Directed by Ola Ince

Nottingham Playhouse will be hosting a series for workshops and activities highlighting the themes of Poet in da Corner. These are:
Bewitched, Betrayed and Bedevilled – a Streetwise Opera Performance
Poetry Slam Workshop
Casino Zero
HipHopera workshop


Broadway World

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Evening Standard

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Cast and Crew

Name Role
Stacy Abalogun
Debris Stevenson
Kirubel Belay

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