New work by the celebrated spoken word artist Koko Brown.

Lily, a factory worker during World War 1, lives an average life. But Lily has a secret. She wants to be a poet. She wants her poetry to be well known. She wants to be as famous as her idol Mata Hari... or at least as famous as the rumours she' heard about her. Can a working-class woman become a revered poet? And are the risks worth it?

Part of SILENT RAID, a co-production between Southwark Council, the Friends of Burgess Park and Theatre Deli, a series of events commemorating the First World War Centenary and the Zeppelin attack in Burgess Park in 1917.

Koko is a multidisciplinary artist who blends theatre, spoken word and live vocal looping. She takes pride in her roots and creates work about being the 'other', mainly focusing on race, mental health, gender, and identity. She’s currently an Associate Artist at Ovalhouse theatre and an Alumni Resident Artist at the Roundhouse.

Photo credit: Olivia Ema

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