Wednesday 18 October 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 (Members / benefit conc) / £7.50 (student)
[Please note seating for this event is unreserved seating]
Tonight's performance will be live streamed - you can watch the performance here on Youtube
By Joseph Barnes-Phillips
With Guyanese folk stories, grime, roti and raucous energy, Big Foot is a funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it.
When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum’s terminal illness, Rayleigh has to work out what is the right thing to do.
He met a girl last week,
not the jezebel-type he usually goes for.
His mum doesn’t approve of him
being in this new relationship.
She needs him to focus on her and church.
In this poignant coming-of-age story with a twist, love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Rayleigh tests the waters between these two relationships whilst working out how not to replicate his father’s mistakes.
"Phillip's larger than life personality stamped across the stage, there is a gentle yet persuasive message about the responsibilities of becoming a man." THE STAGE
"Barnes Phillips gives a winning performance as Raleigh, never more so than when asking our help to choose his baby son's name. It makes an emotional ending, both as father and son, all the more potent." WHAT'S ON STAGE
"it’s got guts and heart; it’s emotional and mature" CULTURE BY NIGHT
"There are laughs - lots of them - but other moments are simply heart stopping" THE TUG
"Vivacious, cool; and verging on brilliant." THE SPY IN THE STALLS
Check out Big Foot Playlist on Spotify here
[Presented by HighRise Theatre with Black Theatre Live & Stratford Circus Arts Centre]
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Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of 8 regional theatres. Following Black Theatre Lives’ first tours in 2015 of Macbeth and She Called Me Mother starring Cathy Tyson and award winning The Diary of a Hounslow Girl and the UK's first all-black Hamlet in 2016, and An Evening With An Immigrant with Inua Ellams' in spring 2017 prior to his season at the National Theatre we are delighted to announce the next small-scale tour is Big Foot with HighRise theatre, set for autumn 2017.
Black Theatre Live is Tara Arts (London), Derby Theatre, Queen’s Hall Arts (Hexham), Theatre Royal Margate, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Key Theatre (Peterborough), Stratford Circus Arts Centre (London) and the Lighthouse (Poole). Collectively the theatres are committed to effecting lasting change for Black. Asian Minority Ethnic theatre through a concerted programme of commissions and touring; and audience and sector development. Supported by Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust.