What Words Are Ours? is a tongue-twisting, thigh-slapping, tear-jerking night of text-based entertainment, featuring some of the UK’s most innovative and daring artists.

Poet, playwright and performer Hannah Silva will be sharing an extract from her critically acclaimed show Schlock!, whilst UK Poetry Slam Champion Toby Campion will be performing new work created especially about the Polari language.

Jacob V Joyce will be sharing their satirical picture-poems alongside other new work. Drag rapper and lava-tongued fierce-mover The Phoenix will be spitting fiery raps and breakneck moves.

Please note, this show will be BSL interpreted.

If you or a member of your party has accessibility requirements, please select this option on the booking page, where you can leave details of your requirements. Alternatively, once you have booked your tickets, you can give us a call on 020 7424 8477 to let us know your requirements. You will need your order number for this. Please note, we cannot take bookings via email.

Learn more about the line-up below:

The Phoenix is a lava-tongued fierce-mover who’ll be using their slot to perform fiery raps and breakneck moves.

Jacob V Joyce is a spoken word artist, zine-maker, and musician.

Zia Ahmed is a London Laureate, Roundhouse Slam Champion and a recipient of the Chanel 4 Playwrights Scheme. His work is playful, profound and deeply moving

Hannah Silva is a poet, playwright and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, voice and language. As heard on Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Toby Campion is UK Slam Champion featured on BBC Radio 2, Channel 4, and ITV, named as “the voice of a generation” by BBC Sunday Politics. Toby will be performing new work created especially for the night.

Amina Jama is an author of brave, humble and intimate poetry that is both challenging and moving. Amina co-runs Boxedin, London’s premier spoken word open mic night. Her work has been played on 1xtra and been published by Saqi Books

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