Katherine Leedale

Kate Tempest was first featured in British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase in 2013, and in 2014, British Council USA supported the US premiere of Kate Tempest with her epic hip-hop music theatre show Brand New Ancients at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

The one-off US presentation of this show attracted considerable attention (Critic’s Pick New York Times review, full interview guest appearance on the Charlie Rose show). Following substantial acclaim including The Ted Hughes Poetry Prize for the piece and a Mercury Prize for her new album, Kate has independently (from the British Council) returned to the USA in 2015 on two extensive national tours to sell-out audiences. 

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