Multi-award-winning company, Pound of Flesh, presents an explosive piece of original gig theatre which gives a voice to the underestimated and misrepresented youth. Starring Beck Summer Youth Project Alumni,
This performance sees the launch of high quality mid-scale theatre at the Beck; we hope you will join us for this exciting development in our programme.
Join 15-year-old Jay and 10-year-old Saskia on the biggest quest of their lives as they journey through a city like London: one with trolls and warlocks, goblins and knives. Today is the day they become the greats they are destined to be as they run away from home and attempt to fend for themselves with nothing but dreams and a stolen blade. Pound of Flesh presents this journey of a lifetime as they return from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and an award-winning run at NSDF.
Featuring live, original music, Fires Our Shoes Have Made uses hip-hop-influenced spoken word to transport audiences to the world of this modern fable. Exploring the mental and physical struggle of loss, Fires Our Shoes Have Made sheds light on the unfortunate reality faced by many young people today across the country.
Pound of Flesh is an emerging theatre company from the University of Warwick formed in 2018. Their production of Misterman by Enda Walsh premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre before travelling to the Nanshan Theatre Festival in China, where it sold out two nights of performances and earned them an open invitation to return. Their production of Yen by Anna Jordan received high praise at NSDF 2019, for its “shattering performances” (The Sunday Times) and was declared “a masterclass in the construction of intimacy” (Noises Off). They were also awarded Best Director, Most Promising Actor and Best Ensemble Cast.
★★★★★ The performances were excellent, the music toe-tappingly good and the script was genius
★★★★★ ...left me stunned EdFringe Review
★★★★★ a feat of storytelling The Student
★★★★ will absolutely have you on the edge of your seat Broadway Baby
★★★★ The whole performance pulsates with the vitality of youth and the urgency of growing up The Wee Review
★★★★ spine-tingling moments
The 730 Review
★★★★ a great hour of energy and strong storytelling
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