Standing Up For Freedom

Fri 2nd May 2014


“Matthew Hammond, the Stand Up Philosopher, is STANDING UP FOR FREEDOM!”





Matthew Hammond


A remarkable spoken word performer, Matthew Hammond’s unique style echoes philosophy’s oral roots as rhetoric, discussion, dramatic monologues and performance lecture all combine with physical storytelling to open out a dazzling window onto philosophy's often forgotten foundations as a spoken word artform and indeed spectator sport.

Join him on a rollercoaster ride spanning 2,000 years, as he performs a love letter to the overused and much-abused concept of ‘Freedom’ to show it in a new and piercing light. Watch ideas as they are turned into remarkable performance art. Powerful, accessible, startling, sometimes hilarious, often moving, and always inspirational, he jumps about the stage making theatre out of all those books you meant to read but never got around to. Join him - because freedom is worth standing up for!

"Dynamic, dangerous and highly original."

Liv Torc

"Incredibly impressive."

Audience member at Taking the Mic, Exeter Phoenix

"It takes a certain nerve to open your sets with excerpts from Deleuze and Foucault, and to then wow your audience with the wittier one-liners of Hegel, Kant, and Leibnitz, but he did it anyways!"

Audience member, The Bierkeller Theatre

Admission: £5

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