(aka Poetry Can F*ck Off)


An epic celebration of Rhyme, Rhythm & Revolution from Heathcote Williams (Glasgow Herald Archangel – Lifetime’s Achievement Award Winner).

Poetry can seriously f*ck off authority figures. It gets under the skin of those whose brains have been made rigid by power.  ‘The right words, in the right place’ can cut deep and change the world. Featuring the verse, lyrics and music of Maya Angelou, Jim Morrison, Billie Holiday, Sophie Scholl, Emily Dickinson, Martin Luther King, William Blake, Arundhati Roy, Victor Jara, Gil Scott-Heron, Lupe Fiasco and many, many others, this groundbreaking show is a celebration of those who have spoken up against tyranny while making our hearts pound.   

Narrated by Roy Hutchins with  Sameena Zehra,  Anya Tate-Manning and James Nokise plus special guests. Live music by Dr Blue. 

'Spellbinding, provocative...passionate & political' ★★★★★
Three Weeks

‘(a) glorious & incendiary song cycle of rhyme & rebellion...stunning'
The Lazarus Corporation

'A convincing case for poetry as weapon of choice in the revolution...brilliant' ★★★★
Sabotage Reviews


Leena Harvey-Wells in

Playing With Fire (David Edgar)

at The National Theatre (Olivier),

directed by Michael Attenborough

Padma in

Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie). 

RSC at the Barbican, UK Tour &

The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York,

directed by Tim Supple & Melly Still


in Ghostdancing

(adapted from Terese Racan)

at The Lyric, Hammersmith,

directed by Kristine Landon-Smith

Mrs Gupta

in A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)

at West Hampsted Theatre,

directed by Kristine Landon-Smith

Manjit in

Avoid London for BBC Radio 4,

directed by Oion O'Callaghan


in Maps for Lost Lovers for BBC Radio 4,

directed by David Hunter/Shabina Aslam


in Song of Solomon

for BBC Southern Counties,

directed by David Batcock

I've also appeared in  a teeny scene  

in London Boulevard,

directed by William Monahan.