Who would win a rap battle between Shelley and Byron? Or what about Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath?
Amusing and educational (a combo guaranteed to go down well in Cambridge), Dead Poets Death Match is the brainchild of Peterborough-based writers and performers Mark Grist and MC Mixy.
Since forming in 2008, Mark and Mixy have been challenging preconceptions surrounding poetry and hip hop across the country. As the ‘Dead Poets’, they have performed in nightclubs and secondary schools alike, bringing long-dead literary figures to life like never before. You’ll also get an insight into the people behind the personas. There will more than likely be a chance to get involved, too.
Championed by Stephen Merchant on Radio 6 Music, they bring their Arts Council-funded show to Cambridge Junction on 8 June, 8pm. Tickets £13.50.