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
Lyrical MC - A Conversation
Tamasha production Lyrical MC eavesdrops inside classrooms and corridors, and invites us to tune in to the lyrical ‘chat’ of Britain’s secondary school students. This is a transcript of the post show discussion which brought up many topics surrounding this - download >
"An amazing insight into the experiences
of these kids and how they see the world"
Willem Richter, teacher
"A great way to show teenage life and
what happens / can happen in a school day. It shows a glimpse of what adults
Max Jones, student
I enjoyed the work of the group enormously. It was passionate,
compassionate and moving"
Ann Mitchell, actor
"A wonderful and true piece of theatre"
Yaa Asare, Youth in Media Director