This September, Talawa theatre company bring the rave scene to the stage with a revival of Run It Back in Croydon. So, bring your rags and flags for a night of theatre powered by a live DJ set fusing grime, bashment and afrobeat.
In a disused warehouse, a party rages. Distorted bass pounds through the streets, calling the ravers in. Lost in the music and dripping with sweat, they surrender to the DJ’s game.
A night out with Run It Back
This play, set in an explosive club night, immerses you in Black British club culture with dance, physical theatre and an electrifying live set from renowned DJ and turntablist, Psykhomantus. This revived production of Run It Back is brought to life by young and upcoming artists. It’s a vibrant, pulsing production highlighting how Black British music liberates, connects and divides, whilst exploring the fight to stay alive as spaces disappear and rules change.
Originally conceived and directed by Coral Messam, it’s been created with Gail Babb and co-devised by TYPT:18. And this latest burst of Run It Back will appear at Fairfield Halls from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 18th September.
It will build on Talawa’s audience development and engagement plan which aims to inspire dialogue with and within communities. So, Talawa are offering 900 free tickets to young Black people aged between 16 and 25 years. Alongside the lively performance, there will be several post-show talks and pre-show workshops available too. This includes a chance to meet the cast and creative team as well as take part in a series of fun-filled dance workshops, exploring dance styles from the show.
Talawa is a Black British theatre company and they’re celebrating their 35th anniversary with a season of work showcasing established and emerging talent. Talawa’s forward-looking anniversary season also includes works-in-progress by promising writers, the company’s first outdoor production and a production that lost out on its original staging due to the pandemic.
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When: 2nd – 18th September 2021
Where: Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG
£: Tickets cost £10 – £15
More info: www.talawa.com