Another Collaboration with Theatre-Rites

We’re pleased to announce that we have received an Arts Council Strategic Touring Grant to fund our next exciting hip-hop dance and puppetry collaboration with Theatre-Rites.

In The Mix (working title) will be developed through a series of residencies at the Unity, Z-Arts, Oldham Library, The Grand Blackpool, Stratford Circus and The Albany.

The show will be created with, and for, groups of working class and culturally diverse young parents and carers and their 3-6 year old children.

The production is our second collaboration with the award-winning Theatre-Rites (The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective) and will blend beat boxing, hip-hop dance, spoken word and puppetry. It will also include an extensive offer of interactive family workshops, as well as performance opportunities for the parents and carers of the children to explore what it means to be a young parent/carer in Britain today.

Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England said:

“I am really pleased that we can fund Theatre-Rites’ collaboration with 20 Stories High, and its production of the In the Mix project. In the Mix will bring together beatboxing, hip hop and puppetry to offer new artistic experiences for both the young and the young at heart. As the Arts Council reaches out to audiences in new ways and through new forms of expression, projects like In the Mix are central to our mission of Great Art and Culture for Everyone.”

The production will open at The Unity, Liverpool in February 2019 and will tour nationally.

Get Involved

Are you a young parent or carer with a child between the ages of 3 and 6 in your care? Are you interested in urban arts and/or theatre?

As part of In the Mix (working title) we want to work closely with young parents/carers from working class and culturally diverse backgrounds (and their children) in the development of the show.

If you live in Liverpool, London, Greater Manchester or Blackpool or and want to get involved please contact Leanne on either leanne@20storieshigh.org.uk or 0151 708 9728.