I’m The Hero of This Story

Dates and Times

Tue 21 March at 8.30pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

Book Tickets

Part of Sprint 2017, running from Tue 7 – Sun 26 March. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full Sprint programme here.

Presented by Roxanne Carney


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This is about not knowing where you belong. After taking a massive leap of faith and moving home, Roxanne believed she had sussed it out and it was plain sailing from here. But at every turn along a really, stretched out path of starting again, Roxanne has been met with obstacles. In this honest and unapologetically feminist powerful solo performance, Roxanne merges theatre, spoken word and hip hop to open conversations about the expectations of young women. These witty and fast paced poems tackle Roxanne’s relationship to gender politics, breakups, family, dating, (sexual) health, democracy and generation rent.

Supported by Cambridge Junction and the University of Chichester.

Check out Roxanne’s guest blog on things she’s learnt while writing I’m The Hero of This Story.

Photo credit – Tara Yarahmadi

About the artist

Roxanne is an artist and a creative producer. Her practice is rooted in interests in activism, poetry and feminism. Her performances start from personal experiences and are followed by lots of reading. She’s created solo shows, installations, books, one-on-one pieces…she’s still finding out what she enjoys most as a performer.

Like Roxanne’s Facebook page for regular live poem videos and an insight into her creative process.

http://roxyfaithc.wixsite.com/roxannecarney@RoxanneCarney | Blogspot

Audience reviews

I’m The Hero of This Story at STYX and Cambridge Junction (2016)

“Loved it. Spoken word and beat poetry is totally yours.”

“…just like Kate Tempest herself. I like it.”

“Bloody awesome.”

“It’s surprising how relatable it is, when we’re generations apart.”

This is a work-in-progress performance, and the show is still in the process of being created. There is an opportunity for you to feedback to the artists, which will be used to further develop the piece. 

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