Up North

By Maya Productions

Up North is a potent hip-hop journey through friendship, the North/South divide and black male identity.

A struggling Yorkshire rap group quit their jobs and move to London to follow their dreams. With a complex about his light complexion, XYM has always felt he isn’t fully accepted by other black people. Kofi dreams of being a modern day black revolutionary. Yorkie is white, not interested in race, and wants class revolution.

When a record label offers some of the group a chance in a lifetime, their friendship faces its toughest challenge yet. Created by writer and hip-hop artist Jonny Wright (Talawa, Film 4), the show smashes together an urgent theatricality with hip-hop storytelling to tell a powerful story of contemporary Britain.

The show is co-produced by Harrogate Theatre, where it will premier in 2018.

“Booms with passion and energy … it’s not a voice I’ve really heard before, and certainly not one that frequents London stages. And it’s 100% true to its voice.”

Nina Steiger, Associate Director Soho Theatre

To book this show in your venue or for more production details contact us on hello@littlemighty.co.uk

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