Celebrate the best of spoken word at The RoundhouseFeaturing 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.
Debs Newbold, highly celebrated performer and Shakespeare’s Globe storyteller, delivers a touching, funny, cinematic and surreal one-woman show enhanced by live music technology. Through the prism of Vincent Van Gogh’s recognisable late work, Bedroom In Arles, she explores the phenomenon of living life in a coma and the healing power of art.
When she was three years old, Annie’s life was skewed off-course. On her 18th birthday, it threatens to happen again. What is it like to be in a coma? To love someone in a coma? What would Van Gogh say about it if you hung out with him in his room at Arles? And what does a pigeon called Muhammad Ali eat for breakfast?
Directed by John Wright.
The show takes place in the Sackler Space at The Roundhouse. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.