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Battersea Arts Centre

Until You Hear That Bell

  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    60 mins, no interval

Until You Hear That Bell is about amateur boxing and family. It’s about learning to hit and getting hit.

It’s about impressing your dad, about failing, about your parents breaking up and playing on a Sega Dreamcast.

Spoken word artist Sean Mahoney tells his story within timed boxing rounds, a poetic monologue of personal stories, broken by the blow of a whistle.

Smart, funny and moving, Until You Hear That Bell is about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it.

Curtain raisers

Every night before the show we've lined up some of London's most talented young artists to kick of the evening.


Miss Jacqui's love for spoken word and poetry came to light in October 2011, when she joined Poets Platform led by Kat Francois. She has performed at various locations including the Paralympic Team Welcoming Ceremony as well as the Opening Ceremony, she is the youngest board member of Graeae.


Michael Elcock is a young performer, dancer and spoken word artist from East London. He has worked with Barbican Young Poets, Zoonation Dance company and is one third of the poetry trip Rhythm of Men. He is currently studying acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


Phoebe Wagner grew up in Croydon, South London in pubs where her Dad would play Blues and Folk music. A lover of books and art from a young age she loved performing but only began writing when she was 16. She is a performance artist who has skills in writing, directing and performing. Taking inspiration from events in her own life and current affairs in the global and local landscapes. Her goal as an artist is to liberate her own and others thoughts.

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Useful to know

It may not be possible for us to let latecomers in once the show has started

This performance may contain strobe lighting

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