by Sita Brahmachari
with verbatim texts from Britain’s schools
The diversity in our schools brings with it new sounds, as cultures, dialects and forms of expression mix, merge and collide.
Lyrical MC eavesdrops inside classrooms and corridors, and invites us to tune in to the lyrical ‘chat’ of Britain’s secondary school students. Sita Brahmachari’s poetic new play skilfully fuses verbatim stories, scenes and characters devised by young people, based on their own family stories. As we are drawn into their private worlds, a revealing subtext of allegiances and rivalries soon emerges.
A co-production with Rewrite
Director Kristine Landon-Smith
Assistant Director Amit Sharma
Designer Sakina Karimjee
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Sound Designer Mike Furness
Sound Collage Rasheed Rahman
Cast Emmanuel Abubakar, Busola Aderemi, Sarah Akinsanmi, Andre Bromfield, Roxxanne Brown, Stefon Fenelon, Joshua Hayles, Amari Harris, Shakir Hassan, Ali Khawari, Shuang Liu, Aldo Maffei, Katrina Naumova, Nana Owusu-Agyare, Funmi Taiwo