Helen Seymour

literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

Helen Highwater

Part of London Literature Festival

Helen Seymour is struggling to keep her head above water in her very funny, very dark second solo show.
She has weak muscles, screws in her spine and can’t stop thinking about creative ways to commit murder.

Her therapist has put her on the Potentially Dangerous Persons list, her tarot reader thinks she needs an exorcism, and the boys she’s dating wonder why she keeps getting distracted. She’s not sure she can be trusted; she needs you to watch her.

Directed by Hannah Silva, Seymour’s new show tackles dating, violent intrusive thoughts and what happens when the only representation of your body you can find is in horror movies.

Seymour likes to blur the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and theatre, often using surreal narratives to tackle very real themes.

She likes pretending to be a bear and is also a bit obsessed with death but in quite a charming way.

If she wasn’t a spoken word human performance person she thinks she’d be a pharmacist from the past.

Her work has won her Gold in the Creative Future Literacy Awards, got her longlisted in the 2018 Out-Spoken page-poetry competition and the Jerwood Poetry Fellowship two years running.

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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This talk is followed by a Q&A.