Imogen Stirling – I saw her show at the Fringe. It was very good, very very good. I love spoken word poetry that’s not trying to be too straight-laced. I like a spoken word poet that holds their hands up and says y’know what, I’m the dick sometimes. I think that’s very endearing.


Imogen Stirling is a performance poet, theatre maker and musician.

Coming from a musical theatre background and performing long-term as one half of duo, Wonderful Exile, Imogen writes with an inherent musicality. She starred in a 5 ***** production of ‘Les Miserables’ at the Edinburgh Fringe; acted as director and playwright for political music theatre piece, ‘BodiesUponTheGears’ for which she was awarded the Alasdair Cameron Scholarship; and has worked alongside Sir Tim Rice.

Following an 18 month music tour around mainland Europe, Imogen began performing spoken word at the end of 2017. She has since swiftly gained recognition within the UK poetry scene and festival circuit, most recently performed at Latitude and Eden festivals.

Her work has been featured in Tell-Tale Magazine, Fused Magazine, easyJet Traveller Magazine, Love Like Salt anthology, The Skinned Knee and The Skinny, as well as on BBC Music Introducing, BBC Kent and Amsterdam FM.

Imogen toured with hip hop poetry collective Words w/ Friends in summer 2018 and debuted her solo show #Hypocrisy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show sold out its run, was endorsed by Loki the Scottish rapper, and was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. It transferred to London’s Theatre503 as part of their ‘Best of the Fest’ programme where it received a five star review.