Soul City Arts presents a story of an inner city neighbourhood told through the eyes of an artist driven to redefine himself, his community and the space around him. World renowned graffiti artist Mohammed Ali (AerosolArabic), teams up with a diverse line-up of artists to paint the story around you. The tale unfolds in Sparkbrook focussing on how it became a gateway into Birmingham for generations of migrants.
If Walls Could Speak is an explosive collage of tales woven together using live graffiti, vocal looping, spoken word, rhythm and rhyme, to create a unique theatre experience.
The show is directed by celebrated theatre maker Leo Kay (Unfinished Business) underpinned by a live musical score, performed by jazz legend Cleveland Watkiss working with artists Martin Stannage, Stephen Morrison-Burke, RT and Conrad Thompson.
IMPORTANT NOTE: there is TWO showings, March 17th AND March 18th....
WITH: MOHAMMED ALI
DIRECTOR: LEO KAY
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT: POLAR BEAR
DRAMATURG: SONIA HUGHES
MUSIC: CLEVELAND WATKISS
FEATURING: STEPHEN MORRISON-BURKE
CONRAD THOMPSON (MC CONRAD)