Jack Dean, the critically-acclaimed rap storyteller behind Grandad & The Machine, presents a rebellious gig theatre show about one of England’s forgotten revolutionaries
On 9 June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of protesters in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…
Featuring original live music inspired by hip hop and cinematic scores, Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England.
“Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills… undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him.”
“Rap meets British history with comedy and heart which is hugely relative to our current climate.”
“Story of a rebel – one we should all know – told in the best way.”
Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad & The Machine’, ‘Horace & The Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’.
Running Time: 90 mins (with interval)Artist's Website
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