Presented as part of Tellit – the UK's first ever festival of true-life storytellingDubbed as "an internet sensation" (The Sun) and an "unlikely heart-throb" (The Guardian), Mark Grist went from being an English teacher to defeating a grime artist in a student vs teacher rap battle that attracted over 4 million hits on YouTube.
In his one man show, Rogue Teacher, Mark takes you on a journey from over enthusiastic English teacher to world-wide rap battle sensation, as he leaves teaching to pursue his life long dream of being a full-time artist.
This is a laugh out loud roller coaster ride of an adventure, combined with one of the most honest and and absorbing stories you’ve ever heard. One thing’s for sure – you’ll never look at English teachers in the same way again.
"Grist's heart is engaged and he has a great story to tell." – The Guardian
"Grist is a passionate, engaging man; it's easy to see why he was such an inspirational teacher, and why he's such a successful performer." – Three Weeks
"It's a rare thing to find a show so introspective that also believes in something more than itself" – Broadway Baby