The Canary and the Crow

The Round65 mins (no interval)Theatre, Music

Grime-inspired gig theatre about a working class black kid at a posh grammar school.

Credits:

Presented by Middle Child
Written by Daniel Ward
Music by Prez 96 and James Frewer

Price: From £10

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7 May - 8 May 2020
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The award-winning Middle Child present brand new gig theatre about a working class black kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school. 

This lyrical, semi-autobiographical piece from writer and performer Daniel Ward uses grime, hip hop and theatre to tell the story of the struggle between a new environment that doesn't accept you and an old one that has no opportunity.  

Featuring original live music by Prez 96 and James Frewer, The Canary and the Crow won the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Middle Child are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas. They tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing.

Winner of the Writer's Guild Award 2020 (Best Play for Young Audiences)

Age guidance: 14+
(contains strong language, racism and some violence)


★★★★★
The staging, the performance and the writing makes me truly feel that I am watching the unfolding future of British theatre and it is diverse and invigorating.
A Younger Theatre 

★★★★★
The audience was on their feet before the show was even finished in this outstanding piece of politically charged theatre.
The List 
 
★★★★
The Hull-based company certainly knows how to cook up a storm: from the moment the audience walks in the cast is getting chants going, encouraging punters to throw shapes, egging us into call-and-repeats.
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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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