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20 Stories High: Melody Loses Her Mojo

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Melody Loses her Mojo

Location: Contact Theatre Manchester

Dates: Tue 1 Oct, 7pm; Wed 2 Oct, 5pm; Thu 3 Oct, 1pm and 7pm; Fri 4 Oct, 7pm; Sat 5 Oct, 7pm

Tickets: £11 [FULL] // £6 [CONC]

HIP HOP THEATRE

Melody is in the care system and is out of control… the only thing that is constant in Melody’s life is her toy monster – Mojo.

Blessing has come from Nigeria to stay with an ‘Aunty’, but when the relationship breaks down, she is trapped in the care system and longs to be back with her Nana in Lagos…

Rizla has just left the care system. He has been taken in by some older guys in the local hostel and has found his new ‘family’. 

I gotta keep hold of my Mojo
He keeps me bouncing up and down like a Yoyo
When I am on the low low
He makes me ho ho
Gets me flying out of black holes
Like Chewbacca and Han Solo

This bold, gritty and challenging story fuses Hip Hop Theatre, dance, puppetry and street art to follow the amazing journeys of three remarkable young people, whose stories intertwine in a world full of magical and surreal moments.

The remarkable artistic team includes Sue Buckmaster(Theatre-Rites), Kwesi Johnson (Kompany Malakhi), club artist Mark Wigan (I.D. Magazine/The Brain Club) andHobbit (International Beatboxing Champion) with Keith Saha writer/director of the award-winning Ghost Boy..

20storieshigh.org.uk

PRESS

  • It’s rare to discover a piece of innovative theatre, performed by a relatively young company, which restores your faith in theatre pertinent to contemporary times’ The Stage (Ghost Boy)

 

NOTES

  • Suitable for over 13s.
  • Post-show talk after performance on Wed 2 Oct, 5pm; Thu 3 Oct, 1pm; and Fri 4 Oct, 7pm only.
  • BSL interpretation by Karl Llorca on Fri 4 Oct, 7pm.
  • Written and directed by Keith Saha.
  • A 20 Stories High, Liverpool Everyman/Playhouse and Leicester Curve production.
  • Supported by Arts Council England.

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