Preview: Radikal Words at Northern Stage
Radikal Words @ Northern Stage
Joelle Taylor and James McKay
Vinny Boy McHugh
Music from the amazing
Another jam-packed night of spoken word with headliner Joelle Taylor, former UK slam champion, playwright, novelist and Poet in Residence at the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition in Buckingham Palace last year. James McKay performs his own published verse and recitation classics usually heard in warehouse parties and medieval churches. Other acts include Jo Colley and Vinny Boy. Music comes from the wonderful Ditte Elly.
Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist, slam poet, playwright, novelist and cultural terrorist. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from Dingwalls, the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and both Pentonville and Holloway prisons. She is a UK Slam Champion
James McKay is welcomed back to Newcastle. James started writing and performing in his late 20s and was one of the founders of Homecooking an exciting open-mic cabaret night that started out in someones living room and still pops up in unusual venues across the North. James traces his roots back to a "classical beatnik" aesthetic nutured in his student days studying the classics by day and Ginsberg and Frelinghetti by night. James brought performance poetry with a new look at classical poetry to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012.
Jowheretogo reviewed the April show: http://nomorepanicbutton.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/review-radikal-words-at-newcastles.html
Wednesday 12th November 7.30pm
Book online: www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/radikal-words
Box office: 0191 230 5151