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Alan Clay presents
Skip Rap is an angry love song to grit, endurance and creativity.
Alan has packed a lot into his 41 years; not least a 15-year career as an artist, touring nationally and internationally; but Alan knows what it’s like to be put down, cast aside and written off.
Alan aka Alan ‘Cool’ Clay delivers a defiant and bold performance about what it’s like to be treated like trash and how you find your way out of the junk, in his debut solo show Skip Rap.
Hitting the note between Alan’s difficult background and his exceptional success, Skip Rap explores how these experiences clash and merge and continue to shape his art, his views and his life.
Alan is an artist, performer; stand up comedian and rapper who is learning disabled. Fusing hip-hop, theatre, digital imagery and junk- Skip Rap has a kick of reality, a storming soundtrack and an energy that will have you up on your feet.
On stage, Alan is joined by acclaimed MC, poet and theatre-maker Testament (Blake Remixed, WOKE). In collaboration with Baba Israel (The Spinning Wheel, Country Boy's Struggle) and directed by Iain Bloomfield (Learning How to Die, Rise and Fall of a Northern Star).
Funded by Arts Council England, Bradford City Council, Youth Music Foundation and supported by Mind the Gap.
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience. Click here to find out more.
Need somewhere to dine before the show?
We know that when you’re trying to make it on time to see a show in the evening life doesn’t just stop - you still need to eat! Thankfully our No 60 cafe bar has a great selection of meals, with something to suit every appetite. From sandwiches and paninis with a range of fresh fillings, to our hearty speciality burgers. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit different there’s always our bistro menu which offers a new selection of flavours and exciting seasonal dishes every month.
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