Tales From the MP3 - National Tour Summer 2014
Young People from award-winning 20 Stories High tell each other's true stories straight from their MP3 players. As they hear the words in headphones, the performers deliver line for line to the audience what they are hearing - live.
Verbatim with a twist, and delivered with unflinching honesty, they discuss religion, sex, race, friendship and family. Boys and girls play each other and cultural identity is swapped, revealing challenging and insightful perspectives.
With live music, poetry and beat-boxing, this is a unique new play from one of the UK's top theatre companies for young adult audiences.
1 & 2 LIVERPOOL Everyman Theatre
13 - 24 EDINBURGH Summerhall
9 & 10 NORWICH The Garage
11 - 13 LONDON Unicorn Theatre
15 & 16 BIRMINGHAM MAC
17 -- 19 BOLTON Octagon Theatre
20 Stories High and Arts Council England present... Creative Case
In November 2012, 20 Stories High was asked by Arts Council England North West to organise and lead a series of seminars in the North West to progress the Creative Case for Diversity. The programme aimed to be a catalyst for discussion, enabling directors, CEO's, board members and young people as regional representatives of the Theatre sector to have inspirational and open discussions and debate on the Creative Case for Diversity; to share, discuss and understand the Creative Case.
Melody Loses Her Mojo - National Tour Autumn 2013
20 Stories High, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Curve Theatre
MELODY LOSE HER MOJO
Written and Directed by Keith Saha
Designed by Kate Unwin with Visual Artist Mark Wigan
Puppetry Director Sue Buckmaster
Choreographed by Kwesi Johnson
Featuring UK Beatboxing Champ Hobbit
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'.
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) and Hobbit (International Beatboxing Champion), alongside 20 Stories High's Keith Saha, writer/director of the award winning Ghost Boy.
13+ - contains strong themes (, strong language, sexual references and drug use
TOUR DATES AND TIMES
The Playhouse, Liverpool
Williamson Square, L1 1EL
Fri 20 Sep, 7pm
Sat 21 Sep, 7pm
Mon 23 Sep, 7pm
Tues 24 Sep, 7pm
Wed 25 Sep, 5.30pm (followed by post show discussion)
Thur 26 Sep, 1.30pm, 7pm
Fri 27 Sep, 7pm
Sat 28 Sep, 2pm & 7pm
Tickets: £10 - £20
T: 0151 709 4776
Oxford Road, M15 6JA
Tues 1 Oct, 7pm
Wed 2 Oct, 5pm (followed by post show discussion)
Thurs 3 Oct, 1pm (followed by post show discussion), 7pm
Fri 4 Oct, 7pm (BSL interpreted)
Sat 5 Oct, 7pm (followed by post show discussion)
Tickets: £11 / £6
T: 0161 274 0600
60 Rutland Street, LE1 1SB
Tues 8 Oct, 7.45pm
Wed 9 Oct, 5.30pm
Thurs 10 Oct, 10.30am & 7.45pm (Touch Tour, Audio-described)
Fri 11 Oct, 7.45pm
Sat 12 Oct, 2.30pm (BSL Signed Performance) & 7.45pm
Tickets: £10 / £5
T: 0116 242 3595
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Queen St, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Weds 16 Oct, 7.30pm
Thurs 17 Oct, 1.30pm
Tickets: £12 / £10 / £6
T: 01484 430528
Mon 4 Nov, 7.30pm
Tues 5 Nov, 10.30am
The Key, Peterborough
Embankment Road, PE1 1EF
Thurs 7 Nov, 4pm
Fri 8 Nov, 9.30am & 7pm
Sat 9 Nov, 7.30pm
T: 01733 207239
20 Stories High Youth Theatre Presents... CRASHED - Summer 2013
Created and Directed by Elinor Randle (Tmesis Theatre)
Assisted by Sam Ikpeh with 20 Stories High Youth Theatre
Weds 24 & Thurs 25 July 2013, 7:30pm
The Cornerstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, Shaw Street L6 1HP
Tickets: £3/ £2 (concessions)
To book: 0151 708 9728/ email@example.com
20 Stories High Young Actors Company Presents... GROUNDED - Summer 2013
20 Stories High Young Actors present...
In this airport, the only thing flying will be sparks!
All flights from this terminal are GROUNDED.
People are bored, anxious and very, very angry.
Can Lucy overcome her fear of flying, in order to follow in her sister's footsteps?
Will diamond in the rough Johnno find his mysterious, missing bag, before someone else does?
Will Kojo Adebambo 123 meet his one true internet love Anastasia, without the use of a passport?
20 Stories High Young Actors work in collaboration with Tim Lynskey (Big Wow Theatre Co.) to create a devised physical theatre performance, featuring comedy, live music and, beat boxing.
11th July, 7.30pm
12th July, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
13th July 7.30pm
Tickets: £3/ £2 (Concessions)
Available from the bluecoat:
0151 702 5324
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
WHOLE - National Tour Spring 2013
WHOLE is a gritty, funny and uncompromising new play for teenagers and young adults- exploring sexuality, love, death and religion, with live music and spoken word.
What happens when you're in a hole?
What happens when that hole's inside you?
What do you fill it with to make yourself feel whole?
Last year, 3 teenagers emailed 20 Stories High to ask if they could make a play about their friend Holly. This is how it unravelled...
WHOLE is touring to small-scale national venues and Merseyside schools from Jan - March 2013. Suitable for ages 13+.
Liverpool 1 Hope Place, L1 9BG
Thu 31 Jan - Sat 2 Feb, 7.45pm
Tickets: £10 / £8 / £6 T: 0844 873 2888
BSL interpreted performance 2 Feb, 7.45pm
The Brindley, Runcorn
High Street, WA7 1BG
Tue 12 Feb, 7.30pm
T: 0151 907 8360
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Howell Croft South, BL1 1SB
Mon 25 Feb, 7.30pm
Tues 26 Feb, 2pm & 7.30pm
Wed 27 Feb, 2pm & 7.30pm
Thurs 28 Feb, 5pm
Fri 1 Mar, 2pm & 9pm
Tickets: £10 / £8
T: 01204 520661
Redbridge Drama Centre, London
Churchfields, Sth Woodford, E18 2RB
Mon 4 March, 2pm & 8pm
Tue 5 March, 2pm & 8pm
Tickets; £9 / £6
T: 020 8504 5451
Half Moon Theatre, London
43 White Horse Road, E1 OND
Wed 6 March, 4.30pm & 7pm
T: 020 7709 8900
The Garage, Norwich 14 Chapel Field North, NR2 1NY Fri 8 March, 7.30pm
Tickets: £7.50 / £5 T: 01603 283382
New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich
Civic Drive, IP1 2AS
Tues 12 -- Wed 13 March, 7.45pm
Tickets: £10/ £5 (Under 26's)
T: 01473 295 900
The Dukes, Lancaster Moor Lane, LA1 1QE
Mon 25 March, 1.30pm & 7pm
Tickets: £8 / £6
T: 01524 598500
Oxford Road, M15 6JA
Thu 28 March, 8pm
Tickets: £10 / £6
T: 0161 274 0600
20 Stories High Young Actors Company presents Tales from the MP3
20 Stories High Young Actors Company Present...
TALES FROM THE MP3
"Everybody has a story to tell and their own way of telling it..."
20 Stories High Young Actors have been on a mission to find out the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth... about each other.
When tensions within the 20 Stories High's Young Actors company ran high, they decided to interview each other to find out the stories that made each member who they are today.
Armed with MP3 players, they have created a gritty, honest, funny and transformative piece of verbatim theatre.
Playing each other and recounting the stories direct from MP3s live onstage, presenting a totally unique and mesmerising style of verbatim theatre.
20 Stories High Youth Theatre Presents... The Universe and Me - Summer 2012
20 Stories High Youth Theatre present 'The Universe & Me'
Developed by Keith Saha and Martin Stannage
With 20SH Youth Theatre
Video/Digital Artistry by Sam Meech
After a trip to the planetarium the universe starts to wobble for a group of young people in Liverpool...
Ruby and her gang start to experiment with teleportation...
Jason is feeling so small that he feels like he is starting to become invisible...
And Abdul has to choose between Nigeria and his one true love...
Do the answers lie in the stars?
With a mixture of theatre, dubstep, digital artistry , live music and time travel
20 Stories High Youth Theatre explore the universal questions that affect us all no matter how big or no matter how small