Smoke Weed Eat Pussy Everyday

Presented by Chloë Florence

Part Poem. Part Rave. Part Snapchat Story. Part Political Statement.

What happens when "Drugs” are the only Home you have to go back too? Chloe's debut semi-autobiographical spoken word theatre solo show attempts to answer this. Set inside London’s ever changing party and rave culture.

Title based on the Motto Chloe used to have when Weed was her Medicine, Tinder was her Google Maps and her Identity was engraved into the data of her Instagram. Living her best life. Raving the days away.

They say when you have nothing left, all you can do is Write. In this day and age, all you can do is gram / snap / tweet.

In London, 1 in 5 young people are homeless. A City, where young people become statistics and are invisible, having their stories misguidedly told by the rich. Their lives appropriated and sold back to them. This show aims to demystify what it really means to be a Young, Gay, Underclass Woman in London 2019 - by giving her a Stage, No Filter.

This is the World Premier of this Production.

Theatre & Performance
18:0022 — 23 Feb
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:00
£12.00
1hr 00m
18+
LGBTQ+Member OfferSolo PerformerSpoken Word
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Dates

Saturday 23 February Sat 23 Feb 18:00 Book Now

About the company

Chloë Florence

Chloe Florence is a Spoken Word Poet, Writer and Performer. She started writing when her Mental Health and Living Situation deteriorated in the form of short poems, rants and bars. After finding the Roundhouse, she realised her poetry wasn't just another emo phase and spoken word wasn't just for rich people.

She has since performed her words at Bestival 2018 (Jack Rooke's Poetry Pals), Opened for Saul Williams (Roundhouse Main Space), Toured with Lyrix Organix UnFold (Late at Tate Britain, Sage Gateshead), Featured at Talia Randall's 'What Words are Ours?' and BoxedIn and performed at Festivals such as Last Word, Rising Sound, Brainchild and Citadel.

Last year, she was a Vault New Writers Award Winner, writing her first full length play.
Now, she is a Resident Artist at the Roundhouse. She was a Roundhouse Poetry Slam Finalist 2018 and Longlisted for the Out-Spoken Performance Poetry Prize 2018.

Her poetry is described as 'ferocious, honest, raw, stunning and unapologetically angry.' Her work is rooted in ARTIVISM, giving a voice to those left unheard in society and on the stage.

She is a founding member of the radical Poetry Collective: SHUTDOWN. The show is brought to you by members of SHUTDOWN Productions.

Kirk-Ann Roberts - Director. She is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Emerging Director and Writer. Kelly completed the Young Vic Directing Course. She has worked with Talawa Theatre Company, London Bubble and was Assistant Director on Richard iii (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Credits

Writer & Performer: Chloe Florence
Director: Kirk-Ann Roberts
with PR by Kaya Filipe

Press & Reviews

Praise for previous work:

Joelle Taylor - 'A Poet of ferocity and empathy who holds the hopes of a generation of misplaced humanity in her hands. A necessary and stunning voice.'

Bridget Minamore - 'The way Chloe weaves stories together is always impressive. She is powerful, commandeering attention and speaking directly to everyone in the room.'

Dominic Ansell, Roundhouse - 'Roundhouse is incredibly excited to be supporting Chloe as a Resident Artist and Beyond. Chloe's enthusiasm for Story-telling is infectious. She consistently creates high quality work that gives a voice to those often disregarded by society, bringing honest, moving stories to the stage as a poet, performer and playwright.'

Madeline Accalia - 'Chloe Florence writes with ferocity and intimate bravery. Her work is alight with politics and the fight for representation of the unheard. Being able to watch her perform is a privilege, her words cut through the facades of formalities and demand your attention.'