- Venue: Barber Studio
- Duration: 120
- Other: Thu 6 Oct Post Show Q&A with the company & playwright
More Information on Free Verse (Speak Up!) (2016)
Five young poets from Leeds bring their fears, their hopes and their fight to contend at the ultimate slam in New York. But before they can find their own voice, they have to find a way to hear each other.
Furnace: Festival presents a work-in-progress reading of this blistering coming of age story that fuses poetry, beat-boxing, rap and drama.
This is poet and playwright Zodwa Nyoni’s second commission from West Yorkshire Playhouse. Her plays include; Boi Boi is Dead and Nine Lives. She was Pearson Playwright in residence at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2014.
Furnace: Festival Pass available for £30, contact the Box Office for more details.
Cast & Credits
By Zodwa Nyoni / Director James Brining /
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance