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Brand New Ancients

Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre on Tour

Brand New Ancients

3 January 2014 

Main House

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The gods are in the betting shops, the gods are in the cafe,
The gods can’t afford the deposit on their flat...
Winged sandals tearing up the pavement,
Me, you, everyone, brand new ancients.

Poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest tells an everyday epic over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think.

Recommended for ages 14+.

★ ★ ★ ★
'A genuinely galvanizing presence.'  
The Guardian on Kate Tempest

★ ★ ★ ★
'A truly fresh and compelling voice.'
Evening Standard on Kate Tempest

A Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre
co-production. Co-commissioned by the Albany.

To see the full list of tour dates at other venues, click here


Friday 3 January 2014: 7.30pm

Running time: 75 mins 


Tickets: £12, £15

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.

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In the press

“It’s reality, isn’t it? And actually that doesn’t stop anything from being beautiful”. Kate Tempest talks to Sunday Times Culture

Kate Tempest tells Time Out why south London inspires her

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