Rapsody

Theatre (new writing, drama)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Above
  • 17:20
  • Aug 13-15, 17-29
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Vision Production Company and the Pleasance
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains distressing themes and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    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 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Join Elz, Jams, Toni and Jaime, living in a hostel and battling impossible odds, as they confront the realities of our class system through live rap, trap and drill. As the dynamics of the hostel shift, all four struggle to get by, rapping the things they can't bring themselves to say. The voice of the voiceless speaks in rhyme. Rapsody is a raw look at inner-city life in Britain today. Recipients of the Pleasance Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve. Previous praise: 'Electrifying' **** (@TheatreReviewsUK). 'An intense energy... compelling to watch' **** (LoveLondonLoveCulture.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
  • Accessible entry: Main queue on road outside. Lift access through Pleasance Bar — ask at Box Office or bar for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Matthew Leigh 3 days ago

A powerful way to spend an hour, Rapsody is a rollercoaster of devastation, heart, and impressive lyrical dexterity. See it!


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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) about 5 hours ago

It’s dark, it’s in your face, but it’s a window into a real world; of opportunities missed, opportunities that never existed; of doing what you need to do to get by, whether that’s selling drugs, taking drugs, making music or going to church. Each character has their way of coping. Relationships are abrasive, selfish, desperate. But it’s the rap that connects them.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 5 days ago

Rapsody has a lot going for it. A razor-sharp script from writers Oli Dunbar and Corey Weekes, abrasive and arresting in its dialogue but tender and empathetic, bringing working-class voices to the forefront without patronising or capitalising on them.

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Dates, Times and Prices