Varndean College student Tom Sissons has already won prizes for his plays and poems and is now to go on tour with the spoken word theatre company "Apples and Snakes" on their “Public Address II” tour around the country. The tour features five talented, eclectic, exciting poets from the five Apples regions, joined together with one mission - to delight your ears with their words. Expect a variety of styles, a range of voices, and an evening of brain-teasing entertainment.
As the 2012 Hammer and Tongue Brighton Slam Champ and star at Brighton’s Bite! Youth Poets v MCs battle, Tom is cutting a clear path through the overgrowth of spoken word with writing and performances about politics, urban life, and working class values that exhibit a maturity and style belying his teen years.
Tom says “I'm over the moon to have been given the opportunity to perform my work among such high calibre poets on a nationwide platform. The 'Public Address II' tour has enabled spoken word poets like me to share the messages and perspectives unique to us with new audiences.”