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.”
★★★★ “Thrilling… Stevenson appears like the Kate Tempest of grime.”
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||£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