High Times and Dirty Monsters

Co-Produced with 20 Stories High, Graeae,
Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse and LEEDS 2023
Written and Directed by Keith Saha

The voice of young disabled people often goes unheard. But not anymore – this raucous, radical, celebratory, and hard-hitting hip hop gig theatre show shares the good times and the not so good times of being young and disabled in 2023.

Funny, raw and surprising stories told by an amazing collective of actors, beatboxers, and dancers. With creative captioning, integrated sign language and integrated audio description.

Expect heavy beats, stunning visuals and full hearts.

Age guidance 14+

Touring from 9 October -25 November 2023 to:
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Northern Stage, Newcastle

Leeds Playhouse

Derby Theatre
Home, Manchester
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London

All performances have artistically embedded access including integrated British Sign Language (BSL), creative captioning and audio description.

Content warnings: The show is full of jokes, empowerment and feel-good moments but also explores challenging themes around ableism, homelessness, substance misuse, financial difficulties and emotional trauma. Contains strong language and gig- level music. Resources will be available. Contains flashing lights and haze.


Listen to the Audio Flyer by cast member Maisy

Check out the BSL flyer with cast member Jayden.


The production is directed by Keith Saha (20 Stories High Artistic Director) with Associate Director Jenny Sealey (Graeae Artistic Director) and Assistant Director Sonny Nwachukwu (former Graeae Associate Artist). The creative team also includes choreographer Chris Fonseca, designer Miriam Nabarro, dramaturg Nickie Miles-Wildin, BSL consultant Daryl Jackson, audio description consultant Mandy Redvers-Rowe, video designer and creative captioner Ben Glover, wellbeing Practitioner Lou Platt, sound designer Tony Gayleand lighting designer Rajiv Pattin.

Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Coutts Foundation, Backstage Trust, Liverpool City Council, and Arts Council England Project Grant.

Full tour dates below.

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