© 2017 by Emma Joliffe. 

MADAM SCARLET'S

Born from the popular international idea of the ‘Poetry Brothel’, we collectively developed this into the concept of the poetry speakeasy- where immersive theatre meets stand-up rhyme. If, in a parallel universe, poetry was prohibited (after its distinctly unpatriotic turn in world war 1), what would that look like? 

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"After the poetry prohibition began, any admirers of the form would have to huddle together in illicit dens- clandestine clubs that operated via hidden entrances, coded knocks and secret passwords. Once inside, the jazz swung, and the drinks and words flowed freely…”