Opened 9 Mar 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Tells the story of a young Black girl growing up in care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary Muhammad Ali. Ali was always full of surprises. He danced in the boxing ring, rapped at press conferences, recited poetry in TV interviews, preached Islam from the back of a Cadillac and invoked revolution in a generation. So in the spirit of Ali, Muhammad Ali and Me will be a rich production full of wonder told through poetry, dance, boxing, African acapella singing, audience interaction and integrated British Sign Language. Ali even makes a guest appearance through verbatim text and original fight footage, with cartoon animation, pyrotechnics, magic tricks and a superb eclectic 1970's sound track! Following the parallel lives of a Gay Girl Child and a Black Male Hero this powerful production packs more than a punch.