Adventures in Hip-Hop, Theatre and Puppetry
20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites join forces to create 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 in association with Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Suitable for ages 13+
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…a perfect balance between emotional tension and engaging humour, and the entire piece is delivered with such energy that it can’t fail to keep its audience engaged. Rarely will you find such weighty issues leaving you with quite such a sense of exhilaration. – Good News Liverpool
Beat-boxer – Hobbit (Jack Hobbs)
B-boy – Ryan LoGiStIc Hartson
Singer/Poet – Elektric (Elisha Howe)
Puppeteer – Mohsen Nouri
Written and Directed by –
Sue Buckmaster and Keith Saha
Design – Miriam Nabarro
Lighting Design – Doug Kuhrt
Sound Design – Jon Everett
Puppet Design – Paul Vincett
Puppet Makers – Matt Hutchinson,
Paul Vincett & Becky Johnson
(Stitches and Glue)
Production Manager – Simon Sturgess
Company Stage Manager – Laura Hammond
Technical Stage Manager – Adam Stewart