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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Imogen Stirling Poetry presents #Hypocrisy

When: Wednesday 29th May - Friday 31st May 2019
Time: 9:05pm
Tickets:  Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 50 minutes
Please note that tickets will cease to be available online within two hours of an event - customers wishing to book tickets after this time should call the box office on 0191 2619125.

Groundbreaking poet, Imogen Stirling, presents her acclaimed show #Hypocrisy.

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, the media sells fictions masquerading as reality, an ocean of social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis.

What staggering hypocrisy.

A seamless blend of spoken word poetry, dark comedy and original live music, #Hypocrisy reminds us that in complacency lies the most heart-stopping terror. Be disconcerted, be cautioned. This blistering performance will leave you questioning: why me and not them?

#Hypocrisy is Imogen’s debut show. It has toured internationally since its Edinburgh Fringe premiere in 2018 to consistently sold out audiences. The script was published by Speculative Books in March.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Life-affirming artistry, restores the faith of even the most downtrodden socialist in the audience" - Everything Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ "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 Skinny

★ ★ ★ ★ "The earnest quality of the script and the passionate delivery of the words make #Hypocrisy feel worthwhile and poignant." - The Wee Review

★ ★ ★ ★ "Highly nuanced, delicate yet powerful phrasing" - Spy In The Stalls

"#Hypocrisy is a tonic for the tribal times we live in." - Darren McGarvey


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Alphabetti Theatre

Saint James' Boulevard

Newcastle upon Tyne


The Alphabetti Theatre bar and theatre are wheelchair accessible. We have space for two wheelchair users per performance. 

Ticket Collection Policy: for all shows which are Pay What You Feel all tickets must be collected by 7.15pm. Tickets uncollected by 7.15pm will be made available to those on the waiting list for shows which sell out.

Age Recommendation: 16+ 

Running Time: approx. 50 mins

*Please note: Tickets are available online upto two hours before the event, if you would like to buy tickets after this time, tickets will have to be bought on the door.


Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre (founded 2012) is an intimate, artist lead, award winning theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Our 80 seater theatre on average each year holds 320 performances, works with/supports 2,000 artists & welcomes 15,000 audience members - with 60% of our programme part of our Pay What You Feel ticket scheme.