In a strict Mormon household somewhere in the seam between East London and Essex, a girl is given Dizzee Rascal’s ground-breaking grime album Boy in da Corner by her best friend SS Vyper.
Precisely 57 minutes and 21 seconds later, her life begins to change – from feeling muted by dyslexia to spitting the power of her words; from being conflicted about her sexuality to finding the freedom to explore; from feeling alone to being given the greatest gift by her closest friend.
Step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.
An energetic, exuberant gig-theatre show, built with theatrical savviness on Dizzee Rascal's iron-strong foundation
Debris Stevenson's high-octane musical pays homage to the music that made her
Debris Stevenson tells how grime became her salvation in a show that explores race, representation and authenticity
Debris Stevenson’s grime-soundtracked coming-of-age story is inspiring, inventive and exciting
Debris Stevenson’s Dizzee Rascal-inspired coming-of-age story is soaked in the energy of London’s grime scene
The beats and Debris’s fierce personality are exhilarating
Verse after verse is packed into an arresting hour which overtly states its claim for such lyrics to be held in the same regard as Shakespeare
There are several things that are absolutely brilliant about this production
A daringly inclusive response to our culture wars
It’s a rite of passage story, but it also raises all sorts of questions
Electric return for passionate showcase for power of grime
A fantastic piece of gig theatre