Royal Court Theatre presents

Poet in Da Corner

By Debris Stevenson. Feat. Jammz

Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 March 2020

Main House - Tickets: £14 (£12 concs)

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


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.

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

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

Dates & Times

Poet in Da Corner - Thu 19 Mar 7:30pm Thu 19 Mar Main House 7:30pm Post Show Talk £14 (£12 concs) Book Now
Poet in Da Corner - Fri 20 Mar 7:30pm Fri 20 Mar Main House 7:30pm £14 (£12 concs) Book Now
Poet in Da Corner - Sat 21 Mar 7:30pm Sat 21 Mar Main House 7:30pm £14 (£12 concs) Book Now

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Stacy Abalogun
Debris Stevenson
Kirubel Belay

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