9th May, 8pm, York Theatre Royal De Grey Rooms, £5
In 2013, Words & Whippets debuted with a sell-out showcase of some of Yorkshire’s finest spoken word artists.
In 2014, it returned with another line-up of spoken word artists, featuring Rob Auton and The Sky Show.
Now Words & Whippets is back with an evening offering poetry and spoken word from York, Hull, Sheffield, Huddersfield and even beyond Yorkshire’s borders!
2015’s W&W is part of the International Shakespeare Festival and takes place in the beautifully atmospheric De Grey Ballroom.
Compared by York’s nerd punk poet Henry Raby, prepare thinselves for
Paul Maxy (Ex-Prison Chaplin at HMP Hull, social commentator and wearer of Dc Martins)
Sarah Thomasin (Sharp satirical wit straight from Sheffield)
Rose Condo (Canadian prairies girl via Huddersfield. Word War One Slam Championship 2014, Jibba Jabba slam champion 2015)
Plus The Stories of Shakey P performed by Charlie Dupre. Classical playwriting and Hip-Hop meet in an electrifying lyrical brew, as the Bard is re-imagined as a playground battle rapper by slam-winning performer Charlie Dupre. Charlie has performed at Latitude, Secret garden Party and supported the likes of Scroobius Pip, Ghostpoet and Kate Tempest.
The Stories of Shakey P begins with a rap battle between the young Shakespeare and his playground rival, Kit Marlowe, then takes a look at Richard III's therapy sessions, Othello in the style of Eminem's 'Stan', the tale of Macbeth told from the mischievous perspective of the three weird sisters, and a psychotically rhythmic insight into Hamlet's inner turmoil.
Tickets available from York Theatre Royal Box Office, over the phone at 01904 623568 or via the website http://