Licensed To Ill

Dates and Times

Mon 23 Nov to Sat 19 Dec 2015 at 7pm/9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / £10

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Presented by Simon Maeder & Adam El Hagar
Co-produced by CPT


A brand new show about hiphop’s most notorious pranksters. 

Join Mike D, MCA and AdRock – the Beastie Boys – as they go from teenage punk rockers to international rapping legends.Using a mix of live music and DJ-ing, wetime from the hiphoppers of late ’80s New York to the early ’90s gangsters of LA – all the way to the total globalisation of hiphop. This loud, crazy show – a hiphop history tour and a playful exploration of the rules of cultural appropriation – will have you laughing and gasping in equal measure. Whether you know your Ghostface Killas from your Ice Cubes or if you’ve never heard anyone rhyme to a beat in your life, you’re guaranteed a good time. Join us this Christmas and be a part of hiphop history. Not for the easily offended.

“Check your head, get it together and make some noise: musical or otherwise, fringe theatre doesn’t get much more fun than this ★★★★ ” – Time Out London, Nov 24

“All the anarchy & DIY spirit of a fanzine… bursting with unapologetic enthusiasm” – The Guardian, Nov 25

“Chaotic fan musical is an utterly brilliant and totally irresistible tribute to the Beastie Boys ★★★★★” – The Stage, Nov 30

Please note this is an unofficial production.

Catch Some People Talk About Violence in a double bill with Licensed To Ill from Tue 1 – Sat 12 Dec at 7.00pm. Two tickets for £16

About the artists

Adam and Simon formed this partnership to make this show. They both have their own companies (CPT favourites Superbolt Theatre and d’Animate) but wanted to join forces on something personal to them that they loved and that others would love too. They’re creating a new style of theatre that mixes rapping, DJ-ing, physical comedy and even puppetry to create the eclectic, hilarious style that a show about the Beasties deserves.@LicensedTo_Show

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