Spoken Word

29th March 2018

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INTERVIEWS: SABRINA MAHFOUZ, INUA ELLAMS & TESTAMENT. Critic Matt Trueman meets performance poets and playwrights to talk about the influx and influence of spoken word on British theatre. In conversation, Sabrina Mahfouz and Inua Ellams discuss their work and writing to consider the way lyricism and language can open up theatre in all sorts of ways. In a separate interview, rapper and hip-hop artist Testament reflects on his play Black Men Walking. Recorded at the Royal Court 20th and 21st March 2018.

 “I think of form as controlled chaos. What it gives the writer is the illusion of control.”