Performance

The Last Word Festival 2016: Finding Home

Location

Roundhouse, Camden

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The Last Word Festival 2016: Finding Home

Celebrate the best of spoken word at The Roundhouse

Featuring the best of poetry, storytelling and live performance, The Last Word Festival returns to The Roundhouse (one of the world's most incredible live performance venues) for another year. The festival showcases the best talent in spoken word, from the genre's trailblazers to rising stars and everything in between. Get ready to be amused, moved and lexically delighted by the best wordsmiths around. Along cycle paths, alleyways and canals of London comes a coming-of-age story that maps the journey of a girl from a seaside town, to the tenements of city life as a 20-something. Writer and performer Cecilia Knapp’s debut piece is a journey through growing up, taking us from her childhood in a make-shift den to pushing bottles of wine down the bar with her friends. Cecilia shines a light on how we deal with loss, how we talk about mental health, and explores what it is like to grow up amongst these things. We meet the characters that have influenced her, listen to her old cassettes, hear her story and discover how she found home amongst chaos. Directed by Stef O’Driscoll (Nabokov, A Tale From A Bedsit, Kate Tempest’s Hopelessly Devoted) Finding Home is brought to the stage through an evocative collaboration of words, projections, vocals and instrumentals, both classical and contemporary, including music from world champ beatboxer Bellatrix and Tongue Fu founder Chris Redmond. The show takes place in the Sackler Space at The Roundhouse. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.

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