A Shakespearean Spoken Word Special with newly commissioned work performed by Dreadlock Alien, Jemima Hughes, Priyanka Joshi and Emma Purshouse plus open mic slots.
Mouthpieces is a celebration of the spoken word in its many forms inviting feature artists from across the UK to flex their wordsmith muscles to the North Birmingham community. We’re thrilled to be bringing Dreadlock Alien, Jemima Hughes, Priyanka Joshi and Emma Purshouse to perform specially commissioned Shakespeare-inspired spoken word pieces at this event. Open mic slots will be available on the night – you’re welcome to get up on stage with your own piece or something written by Shakespeare!
Doors open 7.30pm, headliners from 8pm
Mouthpieces is a community live arts event produced by local artists Joe Cook, Vafa Motamedi and Claire Bennett.
If you’ve not written or performed spoken word much (or at all) before, do check out the free workshops you can attend as part of Shakespeare in Sutton – FOLIO’s fun festival for all. Have fun at either or both the workshops and then perform your piece with your newly acquired skills at Mouthpieces!
This event is FREE but please book to guarantee your seat!
Various other festival events are also taking place at Highbury Theatre: our film club screened Macbeth on 10 April, Highbury Players presented Shakespeare: a Celebration, a tragical-comical-historical-pastoral evening, from 19 to 23 April and Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers presented the premiere of their film Falstaff: a Naughty Knight in Sutton Coldfield on 28 April.