23:00, Wed 25th May 2011 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 4
Can a poet and hip-hop artist learn to see eye to eye? Mark Grist and MC Mixy have spent the last year trying to find out. Since forming in 2008, the Dead Poets have been challenging the preconceptions of poetry and hip hop across the country.
Find out how Mark, an English teacher from Peterborough, struggles as he attempts to compete on the hip hop battle circuit and see MC Mixy’s attempts to be accepted by Peterborough’s poetry community.
The Dead Poets journey ends with Mark competing in a range of hip hop battles, winning several shock victories while Mixy manages to gain the title ‘Poet Laureate of Peterborough’.
Packed with witty wordplay, laugh out loud humour, and overflowing with creative energy. The Scotsman - hilarious.
‘Dynamite! Both your flows are impeccable!’ Steve Merchant
'Dead Poets' will take audiences of all ages on a journey from the classroom to the club in just under an hour. Packed with witty wordplay, laugh out loud humour, and overflowing with creative energy, Mark and Mixy will make you see poetry and hip-hop in a completely different light.