September 2023

High Times and Dirty Monsters

National Tour Oct - Nov 2023

A brand-new show exploring the ups and downs of being young in 2023

The voice of young disabled people often goes unheard. But not anymore – this raucous, radical, celebratory, and hard-hitting hip hop gig theatre show shared the good times and the not so good of times being young and disabled in 2023.

Funny, raw and surprising stories told by an amazing collective of actors, beatboxers, and dancers. With creative captioning, integrated sign language and integrated audio description.

Expect heavy beats, stunning visuals and full hearts.

Age guidance 14+

Now available for free online.

Co-produced by 20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and LEEDS 2023.


Listen to the Audio Flyer by cast member Maisy.

Check out the BSL Flyer with cast member Jayden.


Content Warning:

The show is full of jokes, empowerment and feel-good moments but also explores challenging themes around ableism, homelessness, substance misuse, financial difficulties and emotional trauma. 

Contains strong language and gig level music. Contains flashing lights and haze. Resources are available. 

Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Coutts Foundation, Backstage Trust, Liverpool City Council, and Arts Council England Project Grant.

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Joséphine-Fransilja Brookman

Chandu Gopalakrishnan

Maisy Gordon

Billy Pearson

Jayden Reid

Grace Savage


Co-produced by 20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre, Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse and LEEDS 2023.  

Writer & Director Keith Saha

Associate Artist Jennifer Sealey

Assistant Director and Assistant Choreographer Sonny Nwachukwu

Dramaturg Nickie Miles-Wildin, Lin Coghlan

Designer Miriam Nabarro

Costume Supervisor Shellby Hamer

Video Designer Ben Glover

Sound Designer Tony Gayle

Lighting Designer Rajiv Pattani

Choreographer Chris Fonseca

Composer & Musician Grace Savage

BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson

Audio Description Consultant Mandy Redvers-Rowe

Artist Wellbeing Practitioner Lou Platt

Lead Producer Leanne Jones

Assistant Producer Lucy Graham

Producer Lizzy Luxford

Producer Michelle Cailleux

Producer Tom Curteis


Company Stage Manager Gemma Scott

Technical Stage Manager Jordan Barnes

Production Manager Mike Dunn


Participation Lucy Graham, Jodi-Alissa Bickerton, Mette Philipsen & Roxy Daykin-Moores

Integrated Performance Interpreter Chandu Gopalakrishnan

Interpreter Jude Mahon, Pierce Starre

Access Worker Donna Coleman

Access Manager Vicky Berry

Community Engagement Associate Helena Ascough, Sarah Hailstone, Jimmy Justice, Abby Melia, Joe Taylor, Bradley Thompson

Artwork Joe Harper

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