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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.