We create live and digital programmes featuring industry black and diverse leaders, showcase black and diverse touring theatre and open up more opportunities for Medway residents to get involved and see themselves reflected.
RENT PARTY MEDWAY
A CO-CREATED PRODUCTION BY LYRICI ARTS AND DARREN PRITCHARD
STREAMING ON THE 24TH JUNE, 8TH JULY AND 22ND JULY 2021
Medway, you are invited to a party!
If the past year has taught us anything, it is that togetherness and creativity can help us weather any storm.
This summer, join six Medway based artists as they share true stories of grief, invisibility, discrimination and mental health challenges whilst highlighting the human strength to overcome adversity and celebrate all that connects us.
Rent Party Medway is a digital theatrical show inspired by Darren Pritchard’s 2017 theatre show Rent Party. Using Lyrici Arts’ passion for lyrical theatre, this remixed and reimagined digital version is told through a spectrum of monologues, songs, dance, visual arts and spoken word.
Rent Party Medway is a true testament to how people are connected. I always say you only gain through diversity. You don’t lose anything. The cast are a true testament to the better side of humanity. – Darren Pritchard, Director of Rent Party Medway
Date: 24th June, 8th July, 22nd July 2021
Cost: £5.00 *Please note that 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Medway Foodbank to highlight the origins of 1920 rent parties and to support families affected by food poverty in Medway.
Suitable for: Age 16+
Access: This theatrical film is BSL interpreted and captioned. BSL is available on the 22nd July 2021.
Trigger warnings: This show deals with sensitive topics that some viewers may find upsetting, including themes of illness, grief, mental health and discrimination. If you are affected by any of the themes in the show and would like further support please visit our support page for access to local Medway services. Strobe lighting and UV lighting are used during this show and may not be suitable for those who suffer from photosensitivity conditions.
CREDITS: Cast and Creative team
Director: Darren Pritchard
Assistant Director: Stuart Bowden
Executive Producers : Lyrici Arts
Local Creative Facilitator: David Dykes
Production Manager and Lighting Designer: ALD LIve
Videographer and Editor: Lee Glasscock
Photographer: Alison Lewis Photography
Music: Damion Francis/ FlightKontrl
BSL Interpreter: Katie Fenwick
Venue partnership: GlassBox Theatre
MOVING ROOTS TOURING NETWORK
Moving Roots is a three year project working with producers in East Cardiff, Medway, Peterborough and Wigan to deliver co-created projects to generate positive social change from 2020 – 2023.
The project is devised and led by Battersea Arts Centre and is funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Lyrici Arts and British choreographer Darren Pritchard are creating a digital theatrical show in Medway this summer! Featuring talent from Medway, and inspired by the style of rent parties, the co-created show will highlight local voices, hidden stories and fierce talent.