Charlie’s hip-hop solo
Sep 26 2008 by Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
POET, musician and DJ Charlie Dark (pictured) is at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Thursday October 2 with Have Box Will Travel, a new autobiographical one-man show.
Charlie has written and performs the piece, which is directed and co-developed by Hip-Hop theatre pioneer Benji Reid.
The show is a rites of passage story that transports the audience from a tiny bedroom in South London to the world of the DJ in 80 beats and back again. Charlie chronicles his life and times, from the emergence of the definitive Hip-Hop culture he has lived and loved to the onset of fatherhood.
The show focuses on Charlie’s musical inspirations and growing up under the watchful eye of a Ghanaian mother. It records the ups and downs of a life in music, vivid club anecdotes and the competitive dance floors where only the skilled survive.
It’s slickly produced by Benji Reid, Šartistic director of Breaking Cycles, who has been creating physical and hip-hop theatre for over 10 years.
Box office is on 01484 430528.