The Camden Roar: High Rise eState of Mind

Dates and Times

Tue 7- Sat 11 May 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Featured in The Camden Roar: a three-week festival of theatre by, for and about Camden and its people Browse the full festival line-up here

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Presented by Beats and Elements

We all need homes……..
it needs to be fair
We all need safe, clean homes
it needs to be fair
We all need to be housed

A stunning new show from the makers of No Milk For The Foxes, DenMarked and BAC’s Frankenstein exposing young people’s fears of where will they live, will they ever afford to live somewhere clean and safe, is it a fair race or is the system fundamentally f****d and a home is just a modern-day pipe dream?

High Rise eState of Mind tells difficult-to-swallow truths through a dystopian lens using grime, beatboxing, hip hop, looping and MCing. A fast-paced, urban story about class and housing, frustrations, inequalities and the pointlessness of it all at times.

This show features performer/beatboxer Conrad Murray, spoken word author Paul Cree, rapper Gambit Ace, and spoken word artist Lakeisha Lynch Stevens (AKA grime MC Lady KI KI).

#eStateOfMind #GenerationRent #Hardworkpaysoff?

Produced by Strike A Light and co-commissioned by Strike A Light, Battersea Arts Centre and Camden People’s Theatre.

High Rise eState of Mind is also showing at Battersea Arts Centre – 20-30 March 2019. Book here.


“High Rise Estate of Mind is an energetic, reflective, daring, compelling and convicting production; igniting all to come and feel at home in a place you can’t technically call home cause you don’t own the property.” – ★★★★★ Get the Chance

“The mission of the Homegrown festival is to amplify “young and underrepresented voices” and this show has them booming around the four corners of your mind.” – ★★★★ Morning Star 

“A gritty and realistic take on the housing crisis and how it affects us all, told through song, spoken word and beatboxing. A perfect start to a perfect festival.” – ★★★★ Everything Theatre

“In the best tradition of storytelling and community-building, this is a true feast of talent, candor, humor, wisdom, imagination, empathy, and the delicious fruits of dedicated creative practice, that will have you leaving the theatre both touched and elevated.” – The Theatre Times

Click here to watch Beats and Elements interview with London Live.

Check out the trailer

About the company

Beats & Elements are a hip-hop theatre company, based in London. Set up by artists Conrad Murray and Paul Cree, they explore class-based issues using the medium of live beatbox, looping, rap, spoken word and drama. Their first show, No Milk For The Foxes, opened in May 2015 at Camden People’s Theatre to rave reviews and a feature-length article in The Guardian.

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