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Artists: John Hegley and Anna Freeman. Chaired by Mama Tokus

John Hegley and multiple slam champion, Anna Freeman, provide a night of spoken word wizardry to dazzle and amaze. A humorous and sensitive look at some of the more unusual aspects of life.

Hosted by Plymouth’s very own Mama Tokus, adding her own unique stylings to the evening, it will be fun, it will be thought-provoking and it will be silly. There will also be a ukulele – yes, a ukulele.

£8.00, concessions £6.00, SPiA 

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John Hegley

Starting out as a busker in the late 1970s and fronting the Popticians in the 1980s, John has since performed his words, sung and spoken across the BBC, produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug. His writing covers dog hair, potatoes and handkerchiefs in a philosophical framework. He performs regularly around the country and is an urgent ukulele player.


Anna Freeman

Anna is a novelist, multiple poetry slam champion, creative writing lecturer at Bath Spa University and producer for Bristol Old Vic. Her first novel, The Fair Fight, won The Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize 2013, and has been optioned for TV drama by the BBC.


Mama Tokus

Mama is big on audience participation, headline-grabbing, laughter and engaging the audience from the off. She is MC of Forked! – a super-successful performance poetry night in Plymouth – and also hosts her own night Rhymewarp, which showcases new poets amongst Mama’s own word-nerdiness and spoken word silliness. 

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