#Hypocrisy

‘#HYPOCRISY IS A TONIC FOR THE TRIBAL TIMES WE LIVE IN. EVEN THE MOST RIGHT-ON AMONG US CAN BE IGNORANT TWATS SOMETIMES. IT’S ENCOURAGING TO SEE THIS EXPLORED IN DEPTH, WITHIN THE UBER-PROGRESSIVE CONTEXT OF SPOKEN WORD. STIRLING DOES IT EFFORTLESSLY, WITH HUMOUR, SELF-AWARENESS AND GRACE.’
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‘IMOGEN STIRLING GOES THROUGH THE PAINSTAKING TASK OF DECONSTRUCTING HER OWN WHITENESS AND PRIVILEGE, AND DOES SO IN A WAY THAT IS INVITING, PROFOUND, HUMOROUS AND UNSETTLING. #HYPOCRISY IS EXACTLY THE SORT OF POETRY WE NEED RIGHT NOW, IN THESE DARK AND DIFFICULT TIMES.’
alan bissett

See performance videos here and images here.

#Hypocrisy flyer.

★★★★★ EVERYTHING THEATRE ★★★★★ THE AWKWARD CORNER ★★★★ THE SKINNY ★★★★ THE WEE REVIEW ★★★★ SPY IN THE STALLS

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#Hypocrisy is Imogen’s debut show. Its accolades include:
  • Preview at Latitude Festival 2018
  • Sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018
  • Longlist: Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2018
  • ‘Best of the Fest: London’s Theatre503
  • BBC Radio Scotland coverage
  • UK/international tour: London (Theatre503), Edinburgh (Traverse Theatre), Glasgow (CCA), Berlin (Du Beast), Prague (Museum of Alchemists), Newcastle (Alphabetti Theatre)
  • Sold out run at the Prague Fringe Festival 2019
  • Published by Speculative Books (AVAILABLE HERE)
  • Shortlist: ‘Best Spoken Word Show’ in the Saboteur Awards 2019
Creative team:
  • Imogen Stirling (writer and performer)
  • Ross Somerville (original composer)
  • Finnie Welsh (session percussionist)
  • Jack Hinks (session guitarist)
  • Michael Hamilton (session guitarist)
  • Heyme Langbroek (session guitarist)
  • Ben Dawson-Punshon (session guitarist)
PRAISE for #hypocrisy

★★★★★ ‘Life-affirming artistry, restores the faith of even the most downtrodden socialist in the audience.’ (Everything Theatre)

★★★★★ ‘The most exquisite pace, melodic poetry that all will relate to.’ (The Awkward Corner)

★★★★ ‘Highly nuanced, delicate yet powerful phrasing.’ (Spy In The Stalls)

★★★★ ‘Stirling is gripping in her own right, moving around the small stage with ease while never missing a beat. Her words are sharp, smart and most importantly kind.’ (The Skinny)

★★★★ ‘The earnest quality of the script and the passionate, intense delivery of the words make #Hypocrisy feel worthwhile and poignant.’ (The Wee Review)

‘I highly recommend Imogen Stirling’s wonderfully worded show, #Hypocrisy. An immersive mediation on those aspects of reality we conveniently turn blind eyes to’ (Darren McGarvey)

‘PRAGUE FRINGE RECOMMENDED SHOW: #Hypocrisy eases audiences into the topic of white privilege through the voice of a charismatic young Scottish woman. Spoken-word poetry, a few simple props, and the reverberating strum of a guitar propel the narrative realizations of identity and difference from a Millennial perspective.’ (Fringe Review)

‘The rhythm of the poetry, which at times felt almost like song, formed the steady heartbeat of the message. The poetry was faultless, if you enjoy poetry, then you’re sure to love this show.’ (Prague Youth Theatre)