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High Times hip-hop


Josephine-Fransilja Brookman, Billy Pearson, Chandu Gopalakrishnan, Maisy Gordon, Grace Savage and Jayden Reid in High Times and Dirty Monsters. Pic: Jack Ehlen
Josephine-Fransilja Brookman, Billy Pearson, Chandu Gopalakrishnan, Maisy Gordon, Grace Savage and Jayden Reid in High Times and Dirty Monsters. Pic: Jack Ehlen

Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent actors, beatboxers, rappers and dancers are joining forces to present a radical celebratory show with heavy beats, visuals and embedded access, including integrated British Sign Language (BSL), creative captioning and audio description. High Times and Dirty Monsters, a hip hop co-production from award-winning theatre companies 20 Stories High and Graeae, with partners LEEDS 2023 and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, has been developed with young people from each of the four organisations.

Through a high-octane gig theatre format, a collage of stories reflects young people’s lives and concerns while celebrating the ways they find to look after themselves and each other. Director Keith Saha said: “Fusing the expertise from our four companies has presented such an exciting opportunity to create a production that is as accessible as it possibly can be. The skill and energy of the team involved and the stories that are being told promise to make for an unforgettable night out.” On tour across the north to Northern Stage, Newcastle (November 3-4); Leeds Playhouse (November 9-11) and HOME, Manchester (November 17-18).


Tickets and info here

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