WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Hip Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live is an innovative live concept show produced by our Artistic Director "Akala" that will tour 6 cities in England to showcase emerging youth talent supported by a full live band and share the stage with renowned special guest hip hop/spoken word artists. Supported by Arts Council England, the Hip Hop Shakespeare: Richard II Live tour will also feature a series of Richard II-themed lyric-writing and performance workshops taking place at a local ?Access To Music' College prior to the live performances to engage young people aged 13-25 years old in order to develop emerging new talent across the country. Selected workshop participants will also be given the opportunity to take part in the live tour, gaining new opportunities to share the stage with professional artists. Hip Hop Shakespeare Live performances aim to explore the social, cultural and linguistic parallel's between the works of William Shakespeare and modern day hip hop artists through the fusion of live music, spoken word theatre and other art forms engaging audiences of all ages. Music venues across the tour will operate an ?all age' policy
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