UPRISE PRESENT THE LEGEND OF MIKE SMITH
WRITER & COMPOSER SOWETO KINCH
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER JONZI D
Venue: Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksbys Walk, London E9 6DF
Tickets: FROM £5.00 TO £12.00 - BOOK ONLINE via Rich Mix
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Heralded as a ground-breaking work of music theatre, The Legend of Mike Smith mashes the lyricism of jazz with the energy of British hip-hop dance and theatre to tell the compelling story of Mike Smith, a young artist-everyman. Considering the temptations of consumerism and commercial pressures on the spirituality of the modern artist The Legend of Mike Smith takes a radical, original approach to theatre with a company of musicians, dancers and rappers meeting on-stage for an event that is much more than a gig. Jazz melodies meet street grooves in politically-charged debate before the final, imploring question "When will I be getting mine?"
Following the acclaimed album release in 2013 and now fully realised for the stage, the production features new choreography from guest director Ivan Blackstock (BirdGang).
'A mind blowing experience' THE STAGE
'A spectacular piece of theatre, constantly engaging, drawing together ancient ideas of sin and their modern counterparts' London Jazz News
'A real tour de force – a contemporary take on The Seven Deadly Sins' The Guardian