Adventures in Hip-Hop, Theatre and Puppetry
The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective are back… and this time, they’re going international…
20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites award-winning collaboration (ASSITEJ Young Critics Award 2016) will be performed at two festivals this autumn: The Bristol Festival of Puppetry, UK and Ruhrtriennale Festival Bochum, Germany.
A unique mash up of hip-hop, theatre and puppetry bringing together 4 amazing artists: beat-boxer Hobbit, b-boy LoGisTics, singer/rapper Elektric, and puppeteer Mohsen to form The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective.
“Sometimes when I can’t stand on my own two feet / Or the voices in my head feel cracked and incomplete / I turn up the volume of my Broken Beats / The Big Heavy Bass sends moves flowing to my feet / Melodic rhymes fill my head and make me feel oh-so-sweet / Cos my Broken Beats help me feel alive / And not so Broke and Beat.”
Come and spend an evening with the Collective; a raw, gritty, funny and moving gig that explores the hardships faced by young people in the UK today.
Gripping tales, transfixing poetry and hip-hop puppetry like you’ve never seen before.
A 20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites co-production.
Suitable for ages 13+
Watch the trailer and the ‘behind the scenes’ film below.
Beatboxer – Hobbit (aka Jack Hobbs)
B-boy – Ryan LoGiStIc Harston
Singer/Poet – Elektric (aka Elisha Howe)
Puppeteer – Mohsen Nouri
Written and Directed by – Sue Buckmaster and Keith Saha
Musical Direction – Keith Saha
Design – Miriam Nabarro
Lighting Design – Doug Kuhrt
Sound Design – Jon Everett
Puppet Design – Paul Vincett
Puppet Makers – Matt Hutchinson, Paul Vincett and Becky Johnson (Stiches and Glue)
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