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Spoken World


Spoken World

A new spoken word programme from the National Youth Theatre, bringing together emerging and established artists to explore the ways poetry, theatre and performance interact. 

Supporting the voices, writers, and spoken word artists in our company – National Youth Theatre’s Spoken World programme will see workshops take place in various locations across the UK, and in 2019 will culminate in a devised, spoken word performance piece at Latitude Festival surrounding the theme of 'Our World'. 

The Countdown to Save Our World

Directed by Melissa Vaughan
Devised by the NYT Company 

The Faraway Forest, Latitude Festival 
18-21 July 2019

With reports declaring there are just 12 years to save the world from 'climate catastrophe', a generation of school children taking to the streets to protest, and an extinction rebellion on the horizon – the countdown to save our world has never been more prominent. We must act now, before it’s too late.  

But along with the rising sea levels, is a rising threat that efforts to tackle countless other global, local, and human issues might fall to the wayside in the scramble to stop climate change. What does the countdown to save our planet look like? Who does it leave behind? And are we already too late?

Created by the NYT Company, Spoken World: The Countdown to Save Our World will form a brand new spoken word theatre piece addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time. 

The NYT Company 


       Macadie Amoroso                  Hart Fargo 


            Chloe Florence                 Katie Greenall


           Mark Jarvis                            Neve Kelman 


            Emma Sykes                     Rachel Oyawale


To kick start the programme we ran two Creative Workshops for National Youth Theatre members 

Spoken Word and Performance with Jemima Foxtrot 
Saturday 27 April
National Youth Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, London 

Members' Booking opens: 8 April
Public Booking Opens: 15 April 

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Storytelling and Spoken Word Poetry with Deanna Rodger
Sunday 5 May 
Trinity Centre, Bristol  

Members' Booking opens: 11 April
Public Booking Opens: 18 April

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