Poet in da Corner Tickets

Poet in da Corner Tickets

Royal Court Theatre, London   Venue info

Running time: To be confirmed.

Age Restrictions: To be confirmed.

Debris Stevenson returns to the Royal Court with Poet in da Corner

Following it’s critically acclaimed premiere in 2018, this coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album, returns for a limited run and a UK tour.

In a strict Mormon household somewhere in the seam between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner by her best friend SS Vyper.

Precisely 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to change – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the power of her words; from being conflicted about her sexuality to finding the freedom to explore; from feeling alone to being given the greatest gift by her closest friend.

Step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.


Debris Stevenson’s semi-autobiographical piece features grime MC Jammz as SS Vyper, and is directed by Royal Court Associate Ola Ince. Follow the run at the Royal Court, the production will tour to The MAC, Belfast, Leicester Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester HOME, Birmingham Rep and Hackney Empire.

 ‘It’s one of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year and marks out writer/performer/lyricist/dancer Debris Stevenson as one of the brightest emerging talents around.’ Evening Standard

The Big Idea: Post-Show Talk | Tue 11 Feb
Writer Debris Stevenson and Jammz in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Poet in da Corner was originally co-produced by 14-18 NOW and the Royal Court Theatre, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, in association with Nottingham Playhouse and Leicester Curve.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"One of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year and marks out writer/performer/lyricist/dancer Debris Stevenson as one of the brightest emerging talents around. It is, in short, the real deal”

Evening Standard | Fiona Mountford

★ ★ ★ ★

"Thrilling... Words blaze the stage and Stevenson appears like the Kate Tempest of grime”

The Guardian | Arifa Akbar
Please note there will be a Q&A event with writer Debris Stevenson and Jammz after the performance on 11 February. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

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