Written and performed by Byron Vincent
Produced by Alice Carter
Arts Council England
Byron Vincent is a writer, performer, broadcaster and activist with a long and varied career. He spent the naughts doing spoken word at music and literary festivals for which he was picked as one of BBC poetry season's New Talent choices.
In more recent years Byron has turned to theatre working as writer, director and performer for the RSC, BAC and other notable acronyms.
Byron is passionate social activist with lived experience of issues around poverty and mental health. He has written and presented many documentaries for BBC Radio 4, often exploring the social problems arising out of poverty, ghettoization and mental ill health. Most of which can still be found on iplayer.
Byron is a proud ambassador for mental health charities Rethink and Mental Health Foundation. His show Live Before You Die tackles male suicide. He is currently working on a memoir.
The Front Room is an accessible venue.
Latecomers are admitted at a suitable point. Doors open approx. 15 minutes before the show starts.
Croydonites is a festival of new theatre and performance for Croydon. Its mission is to showcase local theatre makers, and bring some of the best contemporary performance work from around the UK to CR0 doorsteps. The inaugural event took place in November 2015 when four companies presented work at two venues. The 4th edition took place in May 2019 and featured nine artists over four weeks in five venues. It has become a fixed event on Croydon's Cultural Calendar and regularly commissions new work by local artists. In 2020 it will present the 5th edition.