Mark Grist 'Rogue Teacher'

Exmouth Market Church

Thursday 20 October 2016 Tickets from £12

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Thursday 20 October 2016
19:30 - 22:00
Tickets from £12
Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Festival, Something A Little Different

Rogue Teacher

Dubbed as ‘an internet sensation’ (Sun) and ‘unlikely heart-throb’ (The Guardian), Mark Grist went from being an English teacher to defeating a grime artist in a ‘student vs teacher’ rap battle that attracted over 4 million hits on YouTube.

In his one man show, Rogue Teacher, Mark takes you on a journey from over enthusiastic English teacher to world-wide rap battle sensation, as he leaves teaching to pursue his life long dream of being a full time artist.

This is a laugh out loud roller coaster ride of an adventure, combined with one of the most honest and and absorbing stories you’ve ever heard. One thing’s for sure – you’ll never look at English teachers in the same way again.

Mark Grist

Mark is an artist and educator based in Peterborough. He writes poems and live shows that tour all around the world. Recent commissions have included work for The Royal Institute, BBC Radio 1, Radio 1 Xtra, Channel 4, Film 4, Red Bull, The National Maritime Museum and Google. When not writing commissions, touring or playing board games he’s working on new poetry vids for his Youtube channel.

Mark is an ex English teacher who shot to fame doing Battle Raps as ‘The Count of Monte Gristo’ and turned that into a sell-out true-life storytelling show called ‘Rogue Teacher’. He tours as a poet with the ‘Dead Poets’ crew and is a regular festival performer.


Tellit is the UK's first ever festival of true-life storytelling featuring a week of shows, events and workshops across London celebrating 'truth' through various art-forms. For full programme information click here


'Grist's heart is engaged and he has a great story to tell' The Guardian

'Grist is a passionate, engaging man; it's easy to see why he was such an inspirational teacher, and why he's such a successful performer' Three Weeks

'It's a rare thing to find a show so introspective that also believes in something more than itself' Broadway Baby

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Exmouth Market Church
Exmouth Market Church Hal Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE

Central London

Nearest station:
Farringdon (Tube)


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Tellit Festival

Tellit is the UK's first ever festival of true-life storytelling featuring a week of shows, events and workshops across London celebrating 'truth' through various art-forms.

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