8SIXTEEN32 Autumn 2010 Tour
Ground breaking theatre by Birmingham’s The Decypher Collective is set to start touring the UK from next week. Commissioned and produced by The REP and originally seen in The Door, 8SIXTEEN32 will tour to 4 London venues, Bath, Manchester, Oxford, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Hull. The tour opens at The Albany, London on 30 September.
Birmingham MCs Evoke, LCB, Professor D and RTKal formed The Decypher Collective after 40 MCs originally auditioned for this ambitious project. Their distinctive skills, honed through many a late-night clash, won through and 8SIXTEEN32 began to develop, under the artistic direction of poet/musician/DJ Charlie Dark and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. 8SIXTEEN32 is based on the writing of hip-hop poet and spoken word luminary Polarbear with music provided throughout by critically acclaimed broken-beats jazzman Mark De Clive-Lowe. The show is directed by Leo Kay.