Spit & Polish

The Best in Spoken Word

Sunday 18th December

Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her debut full poetry collection, How You Might Know Me, was released in October with Outspoken Press. She is currently working with the V&A Museum, Royal Opera House, Saqi Books, Futures Theatre and Clean Break. Her 2016 plays are With a Little Bit of Luck (Paines Plough); Slug (nabokov);Battleface (Bush Theatre); Layla’s Room (Theatre Centre) and The Love I Feel Is Red (Tobacco Factory Theatres). Her TV short, Breaking the Code, was produced by BBC3 & BBC Drama earlier this year. Her play Chef won a 2014 Fringe First Award and Clean was produced by Traverse Theatre and transferred to New York in 2014. Sabrina has been the Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry, Leverhulme Playwright in Residence and Associate Artist at Bush Theatre.

Website: http://www.sabrinamahfouz.com/

Twitter @SabrinaMahfouz

Toby Campion

Toby Campion

Described by BBC Sunday Politics as "the voice of a generation", Toby Campion's unapologetic words and wit have inspired audiences from Glastonbury to the Royal Albert Hall. An award winning playwright and poet, Toby performs his poetry across the country and has been featured on national networks including BBC1, BBC Radio 4 and E4. UK representative at a number of international poetry tournaments and projects, including Capturing Fire and The Next Generation Speaks, Toby produces the UK National University Poetry Slam & Summit and co-runs Midlands poetry night, Find the Right Words, as well as facilitating writing workshops across a range of settings.

Website: https://tobycampion.co.uk/

Twitter @TobyCampion

Talia Randall

Talia Randall

Talia Randall spans poetry, comedy, theatre, music and cabaret. An inventive entertainer who pushes at the boundaries of spoken word, Talia has collaborated with circus artists, sound designers and animators to find new ways to tell stories. Born and bred in London she has been commissioned by major venues such as the Roundhouse to make cross-arts theatre shows, collaborated with filmmakers to make award winning poetry-films and performed across the UK at The Southbank Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, The British Museum, Glastonbury, Latitude and The Edinburgh Fringe. 

Website: http://www.taliarandall.com/

Twitter @TaliaRandall

Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is a comedy poet and writer. Originally from Yorkshire, he now scrapes by in London. Sharp and witty, but deeply uncool, he walks a tightrope of euphoria and embarrassment - and frequently falls off.

Daniel has performed across London and the UK at venues from Southbank Centre to The Comedy Store, and at several festivals including Latitude, Bestival and many more. In 2014 he was invited to appear on BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy Awards and his work has also been heard on BBC Radio 4.

In 2016, Daniel performed an acclaimed run of his debut solo show, DANIEL PIPER IS IN FOUR GANGS, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Website: http://www.daniel-piper.co.uk/

Twitter @panieldiper


Start Time: 7:30pm

Headlining our incredible line-up for December is the multi-award winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz. She is joined by the equally impressive Toby Campion, Talia Randall & Daniel Piper. Expect a thought-provoking and highly amusing night!

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