Radical hip-hop production High Times and Dirty Monsters gathers the voices of young disabled and neurodivergent artists as it premieres at Liverpool Everyman (October 9-14) ahead of a tour (see below) co-produced with 20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre Company and LEEDS 2023.
Through a high-octane, gig-theatre format, a collage of stories reflects the lives and concerns of the young people who helped to create it, while celebrating the ways they find to look after themselves and each other. The show places access, wellbeing, and participation at its heart, integrating British Sign Language, creative captions and audio description.
Jenny Sealey, artistic director of Graeae Theatre Company, said: “The voice of young disabled people often goes unheard, but no longer - this raucous, radical, celebratory, hard-hitting gig-theatre show shares the good times and the not-so-good times of being young and disabled in 2023."
Commitment to access also extends to mental health provision, touch tours and accessible ticket pricing .
The show can also be seen at Leeds Playhouse (November 9-11) and HOME Manchester (November 17-18), as well as theatres in Derby, Newcastle and London
More info and tickets here