Getting back a sense of self, the Northern way. With none of that yoga and coconut water palaver, ‘Reclamation’ charts a way of coping with the modern world through poetry and dark humour. The anger of a failed relationship, a dead-end job and the prison of motherhood provide a platform for their lyrical outpourings. Ruth E Dixon is the true star of this show, which is clearly why they save her set till last. Whether attacking Londoners who have “dipped a toe in the Red Sea” but wouldn’t be caught dead in Hull, or celebrating a “weather girl’s tits”, she owns the stage. The trio did well to reclaim the North as a destination for spoken word.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 4-25 (not 14, 21) Aug, 8.40pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Joanna Gill]