Posts Tagged ‘Hopelessly Devoted’


Lyrical Fireworks Competition Winner

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by Tricycle
Winner: Tom Gill

Winner: Tom Gill

To celebrate the London premiere of Kate Tempest’s newest play Hopelessly Devoted at the Tricycle Theatre, we recently launched a competition in collaboration with Paines Plough and Ideastap to scour the country for the freshest young spoken word artists.

The inspiration – Ted Hughes award-winning poet and critically acclaimed playwright and recording artist, Kate Tempest. The prize- the chance to perform the winning poem after a performance of Hopelessly Devoted, tickets to see the show and a signed Kate Tempest playscript.

The Tricycle Theatre endeavours to support emerging artists and we were seriously impressed with the level of lyrical talent displayed by all the young poets who entered – we had over 70 entries into the competition and the winners were picked by Hopelessly Devoted directors Stef O’Driscoll and James Grieve.

We are very pleased to announce the winner of Lyrical Fireworks is… (drum roll please!)…

Tom Gill!

Tom is a spoken word artist and actor who lives in London and won the competition with his recording of 4 Minute Fix. This poem had us cracking up as well as marveling at Tom’s way with words and his bang on social commentary. Click the link below to view Tom’s winning poem (please note this poem contains swearing):

Lyrical Fireworks winning poem: 4 Minute Fix by Tom Gill

Also massive congrats to the two runners up in the competition- Mia Antonia with her poem The Mirror and Paddy Hughes with his poem Nokia. Both Mia and Paddy will be receiving signed Kate Tempest playscripts and Hopelessly Devoted posters.

Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest is playing until 19 April- click here for more info and to book.


Lyrical Fireworks Competition

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Tricycle
Hopelessly Devoted

Hopelessly Devoted in rehearsal

Be part of the Tricycle Takeover Festival!

Do you have a way with words? Are you 26 or under? Enter our Lyrical Fireworks Competition with IdeasTap and you could win tickets to see Kate Tempest’s new production Hopelessly Devoted and have the chance to perform your own poem at Poetry Live as part of the Tricycle’s Takeover Festival.

“They can lock your body up,
They can lock you in,
If you let them lock your mind up though,
You let ‘em win.”
Hopelessly Devoted

We want songwriters, rappers, lyricists, wordsmiths and poets to open their notebooks and submit their favourite composition to be in with a chance of winning.

The top prize is a chance to perform your work at our Poetry Live event on 31 March (alongside James Massiah, Bridget Minamore and others), a performance fee of £25, 2 tickets to Hopelessly Devoted and a signed copy of Kate Tempest’s breakthrough play Wasted. The winning song, poem or rap will be shared on the Tricycle blog and via social media to over 30k followers – that’s a great way to share your work!

Two runners up will also receive signed copies of Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted posters. The winner will be picked by Hopelessly Devoted Directors, James Grieve and Stef O’Driscoll.

Competition entries must be your own original work. Need some inspiration? Check out this audio and video of Kate Tempest in action.

Some things you should know:

  • This competition closes on Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 12pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 26.
  • The winner of this brief will be announced on Thursday 27 March
  • If your poem wins, you will need to be available to perform your work at Poetry Live on Monday 31 March at 4pm. Poetry Live takes place in the Tricycle cinema
  • The winner is responsible for their own travel arrangements but IdeasTap will cover the travel costs up to £50.
  • You may have someone else perform, sing or rap your poem if you wish, but you need to arrange for this yourself and both of you will need to be available to attend Poetry Live on Monday 31 March

Terms and conditions:

  • The winning entrant will need to be available to perform their poem at the Poetry Live event in the Tricycle Cinema on 31 March at 4pm.
  • The winner is responsible for their own travel arrangements but IdeasTap will cover the travel costs up to £50.

How to enter:

  • To apply, you must first become an IdeasTap member here. This opportunity is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 – 26
  • Follow this link to the IdeasTap site for details on how to enter

“Love locked me down,
Love cuffed my wrists.
I couldn’t move a muscle,
I was his.”
Hopelessly Devoted