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#Hypocrisy

  • The BT Studio Oxford Playhouse Beaumont Street OX1 2LW (map)

Lost in blissful foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. Returning to Scotland, a harsh society confronts her. Dangerous politicians prevail, the media sells fictions masquerading as reality, social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis.

What staggering hypocrisy.

A seamless blend of poetry, dark comedy and original music, #Hypocrisy reminds us that in complacency lies the most heart-stopping terror.

Ages 14+. £10. In the Burton Taylor Studio.

★★★★★ “Life-affirming artistry, restores the faith of even the most downtrodden socialist in the audience.” - Everything Theatre

★★★★ “Stirling is gripping in her own right, moving around the stage with ease while never missing a beat. Her words are sharp, smart and most importantly kind.” - The Skinny

★★★★ “The earnest quality of the script and the passionate delivery of the words make #Hypocrisy feel worthwhile and poignant.” - The Wee Review

★★★★ “Highly nuanced, delicate yet powerful phrasing.” - Spy In The Stalls

Imogen Stirling

Imogen Stirling is a performance poet, theatre maker and musician.
An award-winning poetry slam champion, Imogen has performed extensively throughout the UK, including at Latitude Festival, Eden Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, with her work featured on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Music Introducing. Imogen toured with hip hop poetry collective Words w/ Friends before debuting her solo show #Hypocrisy at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. The show sold out its run and was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. It transferred to London’s Theatre503 as part of their ‘Best of the Fest’ programme. #Hypocrisy is currently touring and will be showcasing at the Prague Fringe Festival 2019 before moving to Newcastle's Alphabetti Theatre. The script has been published by Speculative Books and the show shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2019. Imogen's new show Love The Sinner will premiere with Dundee Rep Theatre in early 2019. Imogen also works for ground-breaking independent publisher, 404 Ink.
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