January 2016

The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective

By Keith Saha and Sue Buckmaster
A 20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites Co-Production - NATIONAL TOUR

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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Beat-boxer Hobbit (Jack Hobbs)

B-boy Ryan LoGiStIc Hartson

Singer/Poet Elektric (Elisha Howe)

Puppeteer Mohsen Nouri


Creative Team

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 Team

Production Manager Simon Sturgess

Company Stage Manager Laura Hammond

Technical Stage Manager Adam Stewart

“...arguably the most innovative piece of theatre to hit Liverpool since The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.”

Liverpool Echo

“This is theatre at its best. Raw, thought-provoking and with a message that needs to be heard.”

North West End

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