Merryville (Remastered)

Dates and Times

Tue 14 - Sat 18 Apr 2020 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by HighRise Theatre

It’s 2024. The UK is still in limbo about its relationship with the EU, there have been five general elections since 2019, borders are now overloaded camps, property prices at an all-time high and civil unrest has left the major cities of the UK in turmoil.  

Two local rappers (Dr Green Fingers & Dustin Roads) find themselves in the last ‘affordable’ housing block in London. They have to work two jobs to make ends meet, options are thin, and as they flirt with the idea of leaving their home, sparking a revolution or a life of crime, they can’t help but dissect the politics that have surrounded them the past ten years. 

Back by popular demand and remastered, HighRise Theatre’s ★★★★ grime concept-concert that brings the truth from ground level. Expect MP rap battles, tactics for revolution, a dealer’s guide to inflation – and satire for days.  Merryville (Remastered) is an honest account of what it means to live as a born-and-bred Londoner when the housing crisis, Brexit and dirty politics continue to force us out of our city. 

Originally co-producted with CPT, and supported by Cardboard Citizens’ Home Truths Young Company Bursary.

Reviews

“An articulate, amusing and angry political rant through the medium of grime” – ★★★ The Stage

“Witty, engaging, thought-provoking and inspirational” – ★★★ Everything Theatre

Merryville is a brave, funny, original, anarchic and vitally important piece of work” – ★★★★ Plays To See

“A sharp musical take on the political concerns facing our times, and our future”- ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

CONTENT TO CONSIDER

The company don’t believe there is any content to consider in this performance.

HEALTH WARNINGS

This performance contains loud music and smoke.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the company

The home of Hip Hop, Grime & UK Drill inspired Theatre & live-events.

Taking inspiration from basement raves and their cultural communities;
HighRise are a collective of cross-genre artists using street inspired sub-genres to create live events that build-bridges between tribes & give the unheard a voice through epic, lyrical storytelling (with heavy bass).

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Upcoming Performances

Tue 14 Apr, 2020
9:00 pm
Wed 15 Apr, 2020
9:00 pm
Thu 16 Apr, 2020
9:00 pm
Fri 17 Apr, 2020
9:00 pm
Sat 18 Apr, 2020
9:00 pm