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Dizraeli comes to the Isle of Wight

Fri 17 Jan 2014

Dizraeli comes to the Isle of Wight

The Quay Arts continues its stellar programme of variety with a performance from the multitalented entertainer Dizraeli, who spent much of last year touring the UK after receiving great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Dizraeli, whose skills as a rapper, poet, writer and singer were commended by the legendary annual celebration of the arts in the Scottish capital, presents an eclectic act that encompasses politics, love, rain, supermarkets, grief, drug culture and masculinity.

Audiences can expect a sense of humour and a directness that is quite unlike anything they will have witnessed before.

Previous works have seen him treading the boards alongside entertainment stalwarts including The Pharcyde, Foreign Beggars, Beardyman and Mos Def, while his writing career has seen him create a number of hip hop plays.

The most recent of these - The Rebel Cell, co-written with Baba Brinkman - scored the Spirit of the Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival 2012.

While many would consider this extensive CV to be a lifetime's worth of achievements, Dizraeli has no plans to stop there, and has made it his mission to perform in Cairo and to create a documentary.

This will be all the more challenging following his vow never to fly again, with the performer due to make his way to the city by boat and by car. So it really is lucky that the winner of the 2006/7 Farrago UK Slam Poetry Competition will be stopping off on the Isle of Wight before his departure.

Those intrigued by such an eclectic selection of skills can catch Dizraeli and the DownLow at Quay Arts on March 7th. Tickets are likely to sell quickly so be sure to book well in advance.

While you're at it, be sure to book your ferry tickets at the same time if you're coming from the mainland.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801683669-ADNFCR

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