What had the cha cha slide got to teach us about managed decline in small towns? Does the secret to revolution lie in karaoke?
Armed with a state education, a karaoke machine and a dance mat, every night an unrehearsed guest performer is going to try and work out the answer to all these questions and more.
We follow one class from 2000 to 2020, and as every year goes by the guest performer chooses a number one hit song from that year which has inspired either a monologue, karaoke challenge or dance mat routine. The choices that are made change how the show turns out, so every night is unique, it’s up to you to decide who goes to university, who passes their exams, and who slips through the cracks of a broken system.
Education, Education, Karaoke is the story of the divisions that wealthy politicians built into state education, and through this choose-your-own tacky adventure we’re going to work out how we might all come back together in solidarity and change that.
Guest performers will include Yasmin Dawes (Tuesday), Anne Odeke, (Wednesday), Adam Karim (Thursday). Meanwhile Friday and Saturday’s performance will also include a post-show karaoke party and will be hosted by Lauryn Redding and Kate Butch respectively.
This show is entirely unrehearsed and different every night. The company notes there is no content to consider built into the show but that they have ave little control over some improvised moments.