By Dominic Garfield & Gerel Falconer
Directed by Oliver Tunstall
‘Merryville’ Presented by HighRise Theatre, co-produced by Camden People’s Theatre.
It’s 2020. Since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, dodgy politics, austerity and civil unrest have left the streets of London in turmoil. A new coalition between the Conservatives and UKIP has driven house prices to an all-time high. Two local rappers (Dr Green Fingers & Dustin Roads) find themselves in the last ‘affordable’ housing block in London. They have to work two jobs to make ends meet, options are thin, and as they flirt with the idea of sparking revolution or a life of crime, they can’t help but dissect the politics that have surrounded them the past 10 years.
A Grime concept concert that brings the truth from ground level. Expect MP rap battles, tactics for revolution and a dealer’s guide to inflation. Merryville is an honest account of what it means to live as a born and bred Londoner when the housing crisis, inflation and dirty politics continue to force us out of our city.
DJ Bada than bad: Cai Taylor
Beats by Row.D Beats, Duncan B and Dramatics
“An articulate, amusing and angry political rant through the medium of grime”
– The Stage
“Witty, engaging, thought-provoking and inspirational”
★ ★ ★ ★
– Everything Theatre
“Merryville is a brave, funny, original, anarchic and vitally important piece of work”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
– Plays To See
“A sharp musical take on the political concerns facing our times, and our future”
★ ★ ★ ★
– London Theatre 1