Coming soon: 8SIXTEEN32 – Meet the four MCs of the Decypher Collective

Collectively known as the Decypher Collective, Birmingham MCs Evoke, LCB, Professor D and RTKal formed after 40 MCs originally auditioned for 8SIXTEEN32 commissioned by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and touring the UK this October.

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Collectively known as the Decypher Collective, Birmingham MCs Evoke, LCB, Professor D and RTKal formed after 40 MCs originally auditioned for 8SIXTEEN32 commissioned by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and touring the UK this October. Meet the MCs below.

Meet the four MCs of the Decypher Collective

(Click each of the pictures to read their profiles)

To the uninitiated, the numbers 18, 16 and 32 refers to the bar lines in grime music. Following the stories of four emcess living a life of grime, 8Sixteen32 explores the aspirations and excitement of the grime scene – making a name, finding individuality – while also exploring the interests of coporate companies who don’t seem to ‘get’ the UK’s underground music scene.

8SIXTEEN32 is the dramatised story of this ‘life of grime’ surrounding the latest, desireable new phone, the N81632, sold using grime music to market it. Set pieces take place in the Street, Yard and Club as a back drop to add the excitement and illustrate the music. The show is based on the writing of hip-hop poet and spoken word luminary Polarbear. Music is provided throughout by critically acclaimed broken-beats jazzman Mark De Clive-Lowe.

After exciting audiences at Latitude it’s starting is Autumn 2010 tour at London’s Albany in Deptford before touring the rest of the UK.

8SIXTEEN32 October 2010 tour dates

30 September – 1 October
The Albany, Deptford
4 – 5
The Egg, Bath
7 – 8
Contact Theatre, Manchester
12
Redbridge Drama Centre
14 – 15
North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
19
Peepul Centre, Leicester
20
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
21 & 23
The Drum, Birmingham
25
Hull Truck Theatre
27
Harrow Arts Centre
28
Broadway Theatre, Barking

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