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Mark Grist & MC Mixy – Dead Poets’ Death Match (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Independent Talent)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

In ‘Dead Poets’ Death Match’, we’re asked to pick from a selection of Mark Grist and MC Mixy’s favourite poets from Plath to Byron, Burns to Rosetti and more. They then do a rap or poem about the poet’s life, and one about how they relate to that poet. This might sound dry, but the duo bring real wit and affable humour to proceedings, helped by the 8-bit beat ’em up game on the screen behind them. We end with a death match between two of the poets (in our case, Walter Raleigh versus Gil Scott Heron). Come if you want to see some serious trash talking between the greats of literature.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]