Hip-hopping Glorious new production coming to St Albans theatre for Easter
- Credit: Mitzi de Margaray
You can watch hip-hopping dance theatre in St Albans this Easter weekend.
Fly No Filter’s new touring production Glorious, an unfiltered social commentary on contemporary life told through the art of hip-hop, is coming to the Maltings Arts Theatre on Good Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, at 8pm both nights.
Fourteen-year-old Roni has a variety of ways to communicate with her parents, ranging from selective mutism to screaming and door slamming.
These days everything seems to be wrong for Roni, from her stupid name that nobody can pronounce, to a body that no longer works the way she wants and that somebody else must have the instructions for.
Meanwhile, Mia wonders how life got so messy.
Together, Roni and Mia take the audience on a journey through family, personal identity, 90s R&B slo-jams, birthday cakes, flavoured condoms and first adventures in sex, love and death, through dance and spoken word.
Glorious is a fun, female-led exposé of the heightened emotions surrounding motherhood, adolescence, growing up and letting go.
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Combining talking, dancing, reminiscing and cake baking, and in part inspired by the Dexter Fletcher film Wild Bill, Glorious inspires audiences and provokes debate.
Artistic director Lucy Crowe said: “Glorious is about all the things that you’re not supposed to say out loud, or feel, as a parent.
“It’s about the ugliness of love, the pain, the banging your head against the wall over and over again.”
Fly No Filter is a new hip-hop theatre venture combining b-boying, contemporary dance, physical theatre, creative writing, spoken word and the subversive culture of hip-hop.
Working with choreographers Hakeem Onibudo and Kenrick Sandy, and stage designer Trui Malten to realise the piece, Glorious is the company’s first touring production, supported by Arts Council England and Back To The Lab (Sadler’s Wells).
Tickets cost £12, concessions £11 and under-18s £7.50.
• Tickets are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo