‘Throughout my younger years, I was often criticised for how I speak, how I write and for daydreaming. I took all three of these criticisms and turned them to my advantage; they are the tools with which I try and make sense of the world. Growing up, what I saw, through culture, TV, books etc, was a world I could never fully relate to, beyond the universal themes, so I decided to tell my own stories, in my own way and I’ve never looked back.’
Paul Cree is a: poet, storyteller, rapper and theatre maker. Orignally from Horley, Surrey and based in South London, he's been writing and performing regularly around the UK for over 11 years, at venues and events such as; Ronnie Scott’s, Tate Britain, Battersea Arts Centre, Roundhouse, Camden People’s Theatre, Lattitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as having his work showcased on BBC 1xtra and BBC London. He has written and performed 2 solo shows; A Tale From The Bedsit (2013) and The C/D Borderline (2016) as well as co-writing and performing in the critically acclaimed No Milk For The Foxes (Beats&Elements, 2015). He has an EP of stories entitled The 90 Sick E.P, in collaboration with musician Elian Gray. In 2018, his debut collection of poems and stories, entitled The Suburban, was published with Burning Eye Books and in 2019, his second collobartive hip-hop-theatre show, with Beats&Elements, High Rise Estate of Mind.opened at Battersea Arts centre before going on to run at Camden Poeple’s Theatre, GL4 Glouctser and Home Slough and will contine to tour into 2020.
"He’s an engaging storyteller, confident and comfortable in his stage skin, delivering poetry punctuated by the unexpected rhymes of rap.
"Lindsey Clarke, Londonist
"Paul Cree has the ability to make you feel like it was you who discovered him, like he was speaking to only you when everyone else started clapping, bloody latecomers. An amazing storyteller, with turns-of-phrases to die for and an effortless rhyming flow."
Joshua Idehen, Poejazzi