Part of The Last Word Festival, celebrating fearless storytelling.

Rising stars Nick Makoha and Roger Robinson present a unique new show of poetry and music mosaics.

With enduring friendship at its centre, hear poems which leap back and forth in time, giving voice to the universal struggle to carve out personal and political identities. Poems about music, poems about love, poems of protest and of exile, monologues and duet poems… all tied together through an unforgettable soundtrack of songs, from Afrobeats to hip-hop, from reggae to soul.

Through a heartfelt, humorous and honest exploration of two individual lives, Mixtape will inspire audiences to compile the definitive track list of their own experiences.

‘Mixtape is a sonic CV … the closest thing to understanding how we put words together’

Roger Robinson and Nick Makoha

At school I spent most of my time battling with my identity. My education started properly when I was 22 and I got more involved in music and theatre.

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