Poejazzi Recommends: Kate Tempest’s play – Wasted

Kate Tempest’s play about life, love and losing the plot is touring nationwide. For those of you who haven’t come across Kate yet in your spoken word voyage of discovery she is a poet/rapper/frontwoman of festival favourite Sound of Rum.

“She has supported legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke, firebrand Billy Bragg and afrobeat legend Femi Kuti, as well as touring the UK with label mates Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip…Her poetry has been commissioned by Louis Vuitton, children’s charity Barnado’s and the Royal Shakespeare Company.  One of her poems was illustrated by Turner Prize winning artist Chris Ofili. Her debut spoken word release ‘Broken Herd’ – a limited edition boxset – came out in December 2009 on PureGroove Records and sold out within 3 months. Her second spoken word release ‘Patterns’ – an independently produced and published book of poetry and CD of live performance – sold out of its first edition print run in three days.” via Bristol247.com

We’re really excited to see Wasted and think you will be too especially after seeing this  fancy trailer. Get your tickets for Wasted here and check the schedule for a date near you. The Guardian has called it ‘ingenious’ and taking into account Tempest’s illustrious history we’re inclined to believe them.


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