Beastie Boys show Licensed To Ill at the Southwark Playhouse
Beastie Boys show Licensed To Ill will tour the UK in October before a Christmas run in London.
The Corner Shop Events have today announced that their production of the Beastie Boys show Licensed To Ill will run at the Southwark Playhouse in south London for a limited run, following a UK tour. Following dates in Manchester and Bristol the show will run at the Southwark from 30 November 2016 to 24 December, with an official opening on 2 December 2016.
Described as "a brash, big-hearted new show about hip-hop’s most notorious pranksters", Licensed to Ill follows Join Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock as they go from teenage punks in 80s
New York, via their discovery by legendary producer Rick Rubin, to international rapping legends and bona fide members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring hits from ‘Intergalactic’ to ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’, it's is an eclectic "theatre-gig mash-up which incorporates three MCs, one DJ, and a whole lot of noise."
The cast for the production will include Adam El Hagar, Simon Maeder, Daniel Foxsmith and Tope Mikun.
Created and conceived by Adam El Hagar and Simon Maeder, the production has previously ran at the Camden People's Theatre and Lattitude Festival where it caught the attention of both theatre and music fans.
In a statement today El Hagar and Maeder said of the news: “Licensed To Ill is the culmination of three years of hard work, rhyming, goofing, mixing and love. The idea came while we
were flyering in the streets of London, and started rapping to passers-by in Beastie style. We had so much fun working together in that way that we wondered if the energy could translate to a whole show. And so, after some research and a few calls to the Beastie Boys’ management, the idea was born! The Beastie Boys didn’t just make incredible music; their life stories were hilarious and inspiring too. Licensed To Ill, therefore, is a fun, crazy, and heartfelt show about three unlikely hip-hop legends and their huge impact on the genre.”
Tickets for the production are now on sale.