Dates and Times
Fri 4 - Sat 5 May at 7:15pm
Part of our Spring 2018 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
A West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Exchange, Roundhouse and Camden People’s Theatre Co-Production
Presented by Testament in association with LittleMighty
The twin juggernauts of hiphop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out.
A rapper and world record-holding beatboxer, he thinks he’s a right-on kind of guy. He’s made theatre shows and had his poetry on Radio 4.
Then his daughter is born and suddenly he’s not so sure. That’s why he’s staying up late, lost in the dark worlds of the internet. Because that’s the place people go to talk about these things.
What will he discover as he starts to unpick his own prejudices? With a dose of wit, a knack for self-deprecation and a truck-load of honesty, Testament is ready to find out.
Expect beatboxing, spoken word, storytelling and hiphop classics as you’ve never heard them before.
“Suffused with honesty and wit.” – ★★★★ The Stage
“A heart-on-its- sleeve, powerful piece of work” – ★★★★ Yorkshire Post
“A brilliant show” – ★★★★★ AlwaysTimeForTheatre.com
About the company
Testament, has spent over a decade in the music business as a rapper and Guinness World Record-holding beatboxer. His album, released by First Word Records, includes collaborations with Grammy Award-winner Corinne Bailey Rae and Mercury Prize nominee Soweto Kinch.
His theatre experience began by working with beatboxer Shlomo on his shows Boxed, The Vocal Orchestra and The Lip Factory. His own show, Blake Remixed, visited the Edinburgh Fringe and toured the UK to great acclaim. His play Black Men Walking for Eclipse Theatre and Revolution Mix is touring throughout the spring, including a run at London’s Royal Court.
Image Credit: (c) Testament