Mind the Gap’s associate artist Alan Clay presents SkipRap: Hip-hop theatre examining disability, class, grit & endurance, Touring



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Skip Rap is an angry love song to grit, endurance and creativity.

Alan has packed a lot into his 41 years; not least a 20 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 has a learning disability. 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).


MTG Studios (Bradford)
2nd & 3rd February, 7pm
Tickets: www.mind-the-gap.org.uk

Square Chapel Arts Centre (Halifax)
8th Feb, 8pm

Theatre Deli (Sheffield)
15th Feb, 7.30pm

ARC (Stockton)
28th March, 7pm

All the theatres are accessible via wheelchair and offer access infomation


MtG Studios Bradford, Square Chapel Halifax, Theatre Deli Sheffield, ARC Stockton Stockton-on-tees