I stopped... .when.

I stopped... .when.

32 no. saves icon · New Writing, Poetry & Spoken Word, Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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23 January 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“This intriguing piece, which considers the pressures on interracial relationships in contemporary Britain, sounds very interesting: particularly the way in which it smashes verbatim theatre up against poetry.”


An explosive 'verbatim/poetry' show, exploring race, personas and interracial relationships.

Three poets battle for first place in London’s biggest slam poetry competition; kind-hearted Adele who learns to use her words as a shield; Wren, a shy foreign student from Singapore who gets more than he bargained for when he downloads Grinder; and Naya, a Black activist who finds herself unfavourably in the public eye when she is ‘discovered’ to be dating a white man. As the poets’ private lives are exposed and their personas stripped away, they must answer:

How can one balance activism with falling in love?
What do our dating preferences say about us?
Can we separate art from the artist?
The personal from the political?
Loving you from hating me?

A 'verbatim-as-poetry' show about public pressures, interracial dating, and what the art we make says about us.

Age Guidance 15+

Critic reviews

A contemporary play like no other, and may well be one of the most thought-provoking plays you have the chance to see at this year’s VAULT festival

A Younger Theatre

The thought and passion that went into the poetry was a pleasure to watch

Everything Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 23 Jan - Sun 27 Jan, 3pm & 6pm
Runtime: 1 hr


Leake St SE1 7NN London, UK · Get Directions

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