Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sutton Arts Forum present Mouthpieces – A Shakespeare Special!

April 29 @ 8:00 pm 10:30 pm

Sutton Arts Forum Mouthpieces image
Shakespeare in Sutton image

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.

Jemima Hughes https://www.jemimahughespoet.co.uk/
Priyanka Joshi https://www.facebook.com/priyanka.rattan
Dreadlock Alien https://twitter.com/dreadlockalien
Emma Purshouse https://emmapurshouse.co.uk/

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!

Click here for details or the writing workshop.

Click here for details of the performance workshop.

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.

Further details of all of the festival events can be found by clicking here.

Sutton Coldfield FOLIO

Highbury Theatre Centre

Sheffield Road
Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
0121 373 2761
View Venue Website