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 shares 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+
Co-produced by 20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and LEEDS 2023.
National Tour Dates
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Curtain Raiser (by Graeae Young Company) and Post-Show Party – Sat 25 November
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.
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
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