Sunday 16 September 2012, 8pm
Support from Kate Tempest, Bohdan Piasecki will compere
One of England's best-known and best-loved poets, Benjamin Zephaniah has written many poetry collections for adults and children, as well as plays for the stage, television and radio.
He has produced numerous music recordings, and appeared as an actor in several television and film productions.
Having left school at 14, he now holds an honorary doctorate in Arts and Humanities from the University of North London, and was made a Doctor of Letters by the University of Central England, and a Doctor of the University by the University of Staffordshire.
Benjamin is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London.
He brings his unique style of poetry to the RSC stage for one night only.
Tickets £12 - £15
Visit Benjamin Zephaniah's website
Kate Tempest is a poet and rapper from South East London. Kate has been working with the RSC since 2010, most recently creating spoken-word synopsis of Shakespeare's plays.
Bohdan Piasecki is a poet from Poland currently based in the UK. He has featured at some of the country's most exciting spoken word nights (eg. Bang Said the Gun, Chill Pill, Come Rhyme with Me, Word of Mouth, Articulate) and festivals (Glastonbury, Latitude, Shambala). He has also completed several international poetry tours and runs what is arguably Birmingham's most important poetry night: Hit the Ode.