Sophia revels in mistakes

Sophie Walker
Sophie Walker

The 2013 BBC Slam champion Sophia Walker brings her debut solo show, Around The World In Eight Mistakes, to the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

It scooped the title for Best Spoken Word Show on the 2013 Edinburgh Free Fringe and was last year voted the Best UK Spoken Word Show.

On the agenda are illegal immigration, illegal emigration, ridiculous amounts of deportation, an accidental stint in a war zone and moving for love. Twice.

Sophia’s earliest memory is that of sitting on her father’s shoulders as the Berlin Wall was being torn down. Leapfrogging around the world, travel to Moscow back in the USSR days, the USA, Uganda and other places along the way.

After the interval Sophia will also perform a spoken word set.

Winner of the 2012 London Poetry Olympics, Edinburgh International Book Festival Slam, a former Scottish Slam Champion and the UK representative for the World Queer Slam, Sophia has performed everywhere from The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to the European Parliament.

Around the World in Eight Mistakes is on Saturday March 14.

Around The World In Eight Mistakes is directed by Matt Panesh who will also perform at the venue on April 14 with his award-winning 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show 300 to 1 which was developed and rehearsed at the Scarborough theatre.