Benji Reid’s hip hop theatre company Breaking Cycles is back with a second tour of The Devil has Quentin’s Heart for 2011 with Benji playing the role of Quentin Forrest, a Wall Street Broker that sold his soul to the devil for a success and lavish lifestyle.
Grime is a topic few have decided to cover as a subject in theatre. The nearest thing to it was the film One Day, notoriously banned in Birmingham. Misunderstandings of an underground culture can be destructive for some projects. Interestingly, 8SIXTEEN32 is both from Birmingham about grime in association with the Birmingham REP.
Once again its the time when Jonzi D calls together a collective of hip hop individuals to collaborate and create new, sometimes one-off material. Jonzi D’s Hip Hop Surgery returns this weekend after six months to the Albany in Deptford.