Run It Back
29th – 31st August 2018
Venue: Hackney Showroom | Hackney Downs Studios | Amhurst Terrace | London | E8 2BT
Duration: 75 minutes
Accessibility: The venue is fully accessible
Come. See some great new theatre, shout some lyrics, shake a leg – there is plenty room for all of that.
Run It Back is a brand new show devised by London’s freshest emerging Black talent, produced by Talawa Theatre Company.
Run It Back is a powerful, exciting, immersive new show from Talawa Theatre Company. Directed by movement director Coral Messam, Run It Back brings rave to theatre, exploring how Black British music liberates, connects and divides while fighting to stay alive in the face of disappearing spaces and changing legislation. Run It Back features dance, physical theatre and a live DJ set from award-winning DJ Conrad Kira to ignite the action.
Behind the police tape in a disused warehouse a party is raging.
A collective has taken over and distorted bass pulses through the streets, calling the ravers in.
Lost in the music and dripping with sweat they surrender to the DJ’s game.
Bring your rags and flags for a night of theatre powered by grime, bashment and afrobeat.
This production is the latest in a string of sell-out shows from TYPT, Talawa Theatre Company’s annual collaboration with some of today's most exciting emerging Black theatre makers.
Directed by Coral Messam with music from DJ Conrad Kira, Run It Back promises to be electric.
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29 – 31 August
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The Stage (Corrie Tan)
“... a manifesto made for the stage …”
Run It Back: Meet & Greet
- Director - Coral Messam
- DJ - Conrad Kira
- Designer - Amanda Mascarenhas
- Lighting Designer - Pablo Fernandez Baz
- Voice Coach - Hazel Holder
- Assistant Director - Esme Allman
- Production Manager - Samantha Nurse
- Stage Manager - Lorrell Rawlins
- Assistant Designer - Amada Piedra
- ASMs - Jimi Ogun & Sasha Bond
- Creative Producer - Gail Babb
- Producer - Pooja Sitpura
- Wunmi Ibironke
- Ayomide Adegun
- Johnson Adebayo
- Jordan Duvigneau
- Simeon Blake-Hall
- Tife Kusoro
- Victoria Buky Esan
- Ewaoluwa Esther Dina
- Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
- Esmonde Edgar Cole
- Ashlee Elizabeth Lolo Roberts
- Dzifa Gazo
Set up in 1995, TYPT provides a unique stepping-stone for emerging Black theatre makers, including actors, stage managers and designers at the beginning of their careers. Participants’ relationship and development with Talawa does not end with the initial intensive 4-week programme, as they continue to receive free support from us as their careers develop.
Michaela Coel, Writer and Performer, BAFTA Winner ‘Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme’ and ‘Breakthrough Talent’ 2016, and TYPT:09 alumna
"I came to TYPT looking for the empowerment to develop as a performer and writer, and I certainly succeeded, we all did. Talawa’s enduring faith in developing new artists is remarkable and for my own journey TYPT was the biggest part of that."
TYPT alumni include:
- Michaela Coel (E4’s Chewing Gum and The Aliens, Channel 4’s Top Boy and Home, National Theatre)
- Nonso Anozie (HBO’s Game of Thrones, CBS’ Zoo and Disney’s Cinderella)
- Shanika Warren-Markland (Noel Clarke’s Adulthood, Brotherhood and 4321 and BFI’s Gone Too Far!)
- Sandra Thompson-Quartey (Artistic Director of Writers Avenue Theatre Company and Talent Agency)
- Femi Oguns MBE (Director of The Identity Drama School)
- Natasha Marshall (Talawa Theatre Company and Soho Theatre's Half Breed)