A seamless blend of sharp spoken word poetry, dark comedy and original music, #Hypocrisy examines Western privilege, and reminds us that in complacency lies the most heart-stopping terror.
Lost in the bliss of foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. Returning to Scotland, a harsh society confronts her. Dangerous politicians prevail, fake news is king and social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis. What staggering hypocrisy.
Imogen Stirling is a Glasgow-based poet, theatre-maker and musician. She has performed her work extensively, including at events with Sofar Sounds, BBC Radio, Latitude Festival, Neu! Reekie! and Extinction Rebellion. Her five-star show #Hypocrisy is touring Australia from Jan-Feb 2020, having sold out at the Edinburgh and Prague Fringe Festivals and toured the UK. The show was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2018 and shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards’ 'Best Spoken Word Show' in 2019. The script was published by Speculative Books and the album released in partnership with Superslide Media.
Imogen was recently selected to participate in the BBC Words First talent development scheme to find the best spoken word talent in the UK, and her new gig poetry show Love The Sinner is set to premiere with the Tron Theatre in October. Imogen’s writing has been described as ‘life-affirming artistry’ (Everything Theatre), ‘exactly the sort of poetry we need right now’ (Alan Bissett) and ‘a tonic for the tribal times we live in’ (Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey). Imogen also works as Project Officer for independent publisher, 404 Ink, for which she was shortlisted for a Creative Edinburgh Award.Book Now
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Everything Theatre ★★★★★
‘Life-affirming artistry, restores the faith of even the most downtrodden socialist in the audience.’
The Awkward Corner ★★★★★
‘The most exquisite pace, melodic poetry that all will relate to.’
Spy In The Stalls ★★★★
‘Highly nuanced, delicate yet powerful phrasing.’
The Skinny ★★★★
‘Stirling is gripping in her own right, moving around the small stage with ease while never missing a beat. Her words are sharp, smart and most importantly kind.’
The Wee Review ★★★★
‘The earnest quality of the script and the passionate, intense delivery of the words make #Hypocrisy feel worthwhile and poignant.’
‘I highly recommend Imogen Stirling’s wonderfully worded show, #Hypocrisy. An immersive mediation on those aspects of reality we conveniently turn blind eyes to’
Fringe Review - ‘PRAGUE FRINGE RECOMMENDED SHOW: #Hypocrisy eases audiences into the topic of white privilege through the voice of a charismatic young Scottish woman. Spoken-word poetry, a few simple props, and the reverberating strum of a guitar propel the narrative realizations of identity and difference from a Millennial perspective.’
Prague Youth Theatre ‘The rhythm of the poetry, which at times felt almost like song, formed the steady heartbeat of the message. The poetry was faultless, if you enjoy poetry, then you’re sure to love this show.’
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