(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey

Theatre (adaptation, solo show)

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  • Assembly Checkpoint - Assembly Checkpoint
  • 13:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Lyrical Therapy University and Aztec Economy
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)Contains Distressing Themes, OtherThemes of discrimination, gun violence and suicide.
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Black Ulysses awakens on an exotic island where he seeks refuge from a society rife with gun violence and oppression. Loosely inspired by Walt Disney's The Jungle Book, Joseph Campbell's Hero Mythology, Romaire Bearden's Black Odyssey and Harlem Renaissance art, this one-person hip-hop mashup of lyrical poetry and live music comments on the Black experience in America. Recently honoured Off-Broadway, at San Diego Fringe, New Zealand Fringe and the Kennedy Center, this tour-de-force update on Homer's epic tale dives into the healing power of community through fantasy, myth, creativity and escape.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Large flight of stone steps up to the performance venue, which is on the first floor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Paul B. 75 days ago

100% to the THIRD POWER!!! Austin Dean Ashford creates and performs an astonishingly ALIVE, constantly *moving*, constantly changing, continually evolving Vocal, Verbal, Physical and Musical Fantasia deeply rooted in human experience, exuberantly, abundantly overflowing with wit, vocal prowess, singing, dancing, character creation and absolute precision. A phenomenal, satisfying work - Powerfully inspiring!!

Yagmur 94 days ago

This show is unmissable. Austin Dean Ashford is a triple threat- raps beautifully and powerfully, a wonderful story teller and super energetic and positive on stage. Lots of deep and important messages in his show but also keeps it hilarious and fun at the same time. Super talented and a brilliant show.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 81 days ago

Sassy lobsters, wise cheaters and sadistic snakes: this quirky and eclectic retelling of ‘The Odyssey’ sees one man’s quest across an island, racing against the clock to reach the mountain top. Austin Dean Ashford’s skilled multi-rolling and distinct characterisation (particularly the personification of many animals) creates some exciting nuances in...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

Austin wakes up on a beach and reimagines himself as Black Ulysses, thirsty for adventure but ever fearful of the problems that have haunted him all his life. He inhabits a world filled with societal unrest and gun crime, but faces up to his fear of water and enclosed spaces...

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (4.5/5 stars) 83 days ago

This one man show was fantastic, using a combination of song, speech, spoken word and rap it was thoroughly entertaining. [...] the kids loved this show and couldn’t stop talking about it for a long while after. Go see it if you can!

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The List (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

Fantastical one-man show that expertly blends hip hop with Homer's Odyssey...

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