Leyla Josephine is hopeless. She’s had enough. She's been staying in bed all day, refusing to watch the news, eating full Viennettas at 1pm.
She’s been struggling through these difficult times.
Hopeless examines human suffering through quick-fire poetry and dark comedy. Leyla asks whether we can really make a difference or, if in fact, everything is broken beyond repair.
Watch as Leyla Josephine tries to find hope in the utterly hopeless.
Support poets to be announced. Watch this space.
Note: Contains strong language and adult themes
Written by Leyla Josephine
Booking in advance advised due to limited capacity.
★★★★★ — Broadway Baby
★★★★★ — The Wee Review
★★★★ — Scotsgay
★★★★ — Three Weeks Edinburgh
Leyla Josephine is a drama teacher, theatre maker and poet based in Glasgow. In 2014, She won The UK National Poetry Slam held at The Royal Albert Hall by Hammer and Tongue. In that same year, she won Rally & Broad’s Cultural Commonwealth Slam. After taking two years away from the poetry scene and she came back last year to win ‘The Golden Gun’ at Bang Said The Gun in London, Loud Poets’ Grand Slam and was a finalist for The Roundhouse Slam. This year she came second in The Scottish Poetry Slam. She recently performed at Prague Fringe and have been lucky enough to have performed all over Scotland, England, Wales and as far as New York Victoria and Vancouver. She has been published in Gutter Magazine and The High Flight. She’s currently touring her 5 star Edinburgh Fringe show Hopeless which was also nominated for The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Hopeless will be at The Brighton Fringe, The Prague Fringe, Alphabetti Theatre Newcastle, with more to be announced.