Fri 11 October - Sat 12 October
Sadler’s Wells presents… ZooNation's Some Like it Hip Hop
A ZooNation : The Kate Prince Company and Sadler’s Wells Co-production
ZooNation’s smash-hit sensation Some Like it Hip Hop thrilled audiences and critics when it opened in 2011, prompting an Olivier Award nomination, five-star reviews and standing ovations with its infectious “wit, heart and magnificent energy” (The Independent).
Some Like It Hip Hop is a story of love, mistaken identity and revolution, in a city where books are banned, and where women are kept subservient to men. The story revolves around two central female characters, Jo-Jo and Kerri. When they are discovered breaking the rules of the city, they are thrown out. They decide they have only one option – to return to the city dressed as men. It doesn’t take long for the two women to prove their worth, and it also doesn’t take long for Jo-Jo to fall in love with Simeon, the only educated man in the city. If only she wasn’t wearing a moustache… It takes all their efforts to maintain their disguise, find love, and change the world.
Influenced by themes from the classic movie Some Like It Hot, the hit US TV series Mad Men, and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a complicated comical tale of love, mistaken identity, gender stereo-types and revolution are played out in ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s trademark style of Hip Hop, comedy and physical theatre.
Written and directed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince with original music by DJ Walde and Josh Cohen.
Original production supported by The Curve, Leicester and Wales Millennium Centre
The Lowry is grateful to Manchester Airports Group for their continued support of our dance programme.
Venue: Lyric Theatre
Duration: 2 hours including interval
Age Recommendation: 7+
“This is glorious. The music and dancing are superb: this show has wit, heart and magnificent energy”
“Terrific musical comedy”
“THRILLING. Electrifying theatre; its boundless, joyful energy is infectious”
“Sophisticated hip hop to make your eyes pop. Intelligent, adrenaline-fuelled entertainment. Word up!”
• Director: Kate Prince
• Assistant Director: Felix Harrison
• Book: Kate Prince and Felix Harrison
• Music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde
• Lyrics: Kate Prince
• Choreography: Kate Prince, Tommy Franzén, Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
• Additional choreography: Duwane Taylor and Ryan Chappell
• Set Design – Ben Stones
• Lighting Design – Johanna Town
• Costume Designer: Ryan Chappell
• Illusion Consultant – Darren Lang