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RUDE - a ska musical     

 RUDE - a ska musical
There's a new Tory government. Jobs are hard to come by. The weather isn't up to much. But somewhere in a makeshift club, people are dancing to a new tune. It's 1980. The place is Cardiff. The music is Ska. Here come the rude boys...

After our sell out production of Heart of Darkness earlier this year, Give It A Name are straight back at you with a new piece of work. Expect trademark G.I.A.N.T style immersion, invention and interaction. This time we will be in Rockin' Chair Bar and Grill, in Riverside, Cardiff. Come early for excellent Caribbean food and a seat by the pool (table). Relax and be transported back to the real 1980's. Life for a young mixed race guy growing up in Splott was not a lot like Dallas: it was more like the OK Corral. And the music was way better. In fact Roddy would tell you that the music saved his life...

Rude is a brand new Ska Musical and we have an amazing team coming together for this one

Shekira Johnson
Brent Morgan
John Norton
Dean Rehman
Joe Shire

Directed by James Williams, who has recently been chosen by Michael Sheen to assist him on The Passion in Port Talbot

Art Director Tim Dickel's work ranges from music videos for Roots Manuva and Diana Ross, to Dr Who.

Wardrobe by Genaya Parris, whose work has recently been seen at London Fashion Week and Fashion Wales Live

and a full live band.

All this, with a great story by veteran of the Cardiff Reggae scene and original rudeboy Tony Wright.

Opens Wed 8th December
Late night music sessions after the show on weekends
Tickets from Chapter box office

don't sleep on this!

Reviews for previous Give It A Name productions
the brilliant James Williams, whose version of Heart Of Darkness has been playing on my mind ever since I saw it almost five months ago. It was oblique, wonderfully disorientating, and I’ve wanted to revisit it ever since.
Ben Bryant: The Guardian Online

AT last, and it’s taken 13 years, Dic Edwards’ arresting play based on the life and death of Gary Gilmore gets a production that does this dense, provocative drama justice....this is one of those rare Welsh shows that in concept and execution could hold its own on any stage anywhere.
David Adams: Western Mail (on Utah Blue)

A Bucket Rider is a physically beautiful, well thought out production. From the monochrome sets that are both reminiscent of silent movies and straight out of the film Beetlejuice, to Wright’s clever animation, nothing is extraneous.
Alex Carolan: Planet Magazine

Supported by Arts Council Wales, Chapter, and Sherman Cymru New Artists Development
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