A tour de force of the live literature circuit, Hannah Silva follows up on the success of her sold-out show Schlock! with an innovative and virtuosic vocal performance of her genre-defying debut record Talk in a Bit.
This show is a collision of physical performance and spoken-word poetry set to electronic music. It will see Silva perform a short duet – ‘Pluto’ – in collaboration with the world-renowned Japanese, Berlin-based sound poet Tomomi Adachi, who has designed infra-red sensor jackets enabling sound to be choreographed through the body.
Prepare for a truly original sound, experimental yet accessible: a marriage of music and words, atmospheres, and grooves, technology, and grit.
★★★★★ ‘ Radical, political, courageous’ WhatsonStage on Opposition
Duration: c. 1 hour 10 minutes
Hannah Silva’s debut record is released on 9 May – you can preview the track ‘Talking to Silence Part 1’ on Soundcloud.
Hannah Silva is a British poet, playwright and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, voice and language. Her previous performance, Schlock! spliced Fifty Shades of Grey with a novel by Kathy Acker, celebrating ‘the slipperiness of words, reinventing them so that none of them are safe’ (The Guardian). She has been featured in Wire magazine and on BBC Radio 3. Her latest work includes The Music Lesson (Sparklab Productions, BBC Radio 4) and Solitary, about a woman in solitary confinement in a British prison (Afonica, BBC Radio 3).
Winner – Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Drama Script (Marathon Tales; BBC Radio 3)
Shortlisted – Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry (for Total Man)
Highly Commended – Forward Prize (for Forms of Protest)
Special Commendation – Best Single Drama category at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards (for Jump Blue; BBC Radio 3)
Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands
Under 26: £7.50
Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
(£15 for a joint ticket with Passionate Machine at 6.30pm on the same night)
In association with Writers’ Centre Norwich.
Supported by Arts Council England. Development supported by the Artists’ International Development Fund. Produced by Humankind Records.
Image credits: Masthead image © Field and McGlynn