13 November – 20 December
The Realness, a new urban musical about a young offender’s journey from zero to hero.
When some people won’t believe you’ve changed, and others don’t want to let you change, it isn’t easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track, he finds himself making a detour back in the wrong direction. Finally he’s faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.
With an upbeat score ranging from rap to reggae, gospel to grime, The Realness will feature a cast of care leavers and ex-offenders performing alongside professional actors.
The show will be on at Hackney Downs Theatre from 13th November to 20th December 2014.
Tickets from £15
Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT
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