Big Up!

Big Up!

Fri 08 - Sat 16 February 2019

Spring 2019 | Theatre
Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High present

Can you imagine the look on your child’s face if they saw music come to life before their eyes? 

Big Up! does exactly that… A beat boxer, a singer and two puppeteers delve into a colourful world of shapes, music and good vibes, where children of all ages will want to get down to the beat, dance in the aisles and sing along to brand new, uplifting music!

After the success of The Broke N Beat Collective, the award-winning Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High join forces again, this time to create BIG UP!, a show especially for 3-6 year olds and the people who look after them.

“The show's originality and freshness sings out’” --The Guardian on The Broke N Beat Collective

  Fri 8 Feb   1:30pm  
  Sat 9 Feb   11am  
  Sat 9 Feb   2:30pm  
  Mon 11 Feb   4:30pm  
  Tues 12 Feb   7pm  
  Wed 13 Feb   11am   RELAXED PERFORMANCE
  Fri 15 Feb   1:30pm  
  Sat 16 Feb   11am  
  Sat 16 Feb   2:30pm  


Cast & Creative

Iestyn Evans
Iestyn began his career puppeteering animatronic animals made by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in the West End musical, Doctor Dolittle. He went on to work on The Fimbles (CBeebies) as an assistant puppeteer, was promoted to his own character on spin off series The Roly Mo Show, and has been working mainly in television, film, and commercials ever since. In 2005 he co-founded Talk to the Hand Puppets. In 2012 they won the Royal Television Society Award for the puppets and puppetry on BBC comedy series, Mongrels. Big Up! is his first show with TheatreRites and 20 Stories High.
Clark Edwards
Clarke is an actor/puppeteer and has been working in the industry for 4 years following his graduation from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Clarke has been fortunate enough to travel with his work and has recently performed in Saudi Arabia. Clarke has an improv-comedy troupe which he performs in. This will be Clarke's second Theatre-Rites show, having previously working on Bank On It in 2013.

Dorcas Sebuyange
Dorcas is a Congolese Creative Artist based in Liverpool. She specialises in drama, music, poetry and dance. She started acting at 15 and has trained with 20 Stories High, Frantic Assembly, PurpleCoat Productions and Collective Encounters. Her recent credits include Black Men Walking (Eclipse, Royal Exchange - 2018), I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip... (BBC 2 Performance Live, 2018 and 20 Stories High, Contact Theatre, 2017). She has also been writing and performing music and poetry since she was 10 and has supported the likes of Akala, Lady Leshurr, Yasmin, Sway, Bashy, Lowkey, Cherri V, Mz. Bratt and was part of a young writer’s group nominated for a BeMOBO award in 2010.
Hobbit is an internationally renowned beatboxer and performer. Starting beatboxing in 2003, Hobbit has performed both intimate gigs and stadium tours internationally. He is a part of the World Champion beatboxers, The Beatbox Collective, and has won numerous prestigious beatboxing championships. Alongside his work as a world-renowned beatboxer, Hobbit has been involved in music and performance productions, including 20 Stories High’s Ghost Boy and Melody Loses her Mojo, 20 Stories High and TheatreRite’s The Broke’n’ Beat Collective, and Jarred Christmas at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hobbit is also the voice of ‘Juke’ on Cartoon Network’s ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ and features in Domino’s Pizza’s advert sponsoring ‘The Voice’.

show details

Dates: Fri 8 - Sat 16 Feb
Times: various
Running time: 50m approx
Prices: £9 children | £14 Adults
(FREE adult ticket with every paying child)
Charges:  £1.50 postage

Venue: Unity One

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