Hip-hop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out.
Leeds Playhouse, Royal Exchange, Roundhouse and Camden People’s Theatre Co-Production
Written by Testament in association with LittleMighty
Price: From £10
The twin juggernauts of hip-hop 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 world 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-depreciation and a truck-load of honesty, Testament is ready to find out.
Expect beatboxing, spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop classics as you’ve never heard them before.
Testament is a terrific performer – you’ll go away uplifted, you’ll have had a laugh, you’ll love the music, but you’ll also be provoked, and go away with a more meaningful understanding of hip-hop and feminism. Or both!
Age guide: 12+
Featured on Lauren Laverne’s BBC6 Music show and BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week
“Suffused with wit and honesty”
"WOKE is honest, it is hugely skilful with language, observant throughout – not to mention funny. It is a brilliant show.”
Always Time for Theatre
“…virtuosic verbal performances”
“A one man mash-up machine… the performance is skilful and the music infectious”
British Theatre Guide
“intelligent and humorous”
The Northern Quota
“You will leave feeling moved, pumped and hopefully a bit more woke then when you walked in”
Tuesday 5 November 2019, 7.30pm
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