Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break

This article is from 2009.

Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break

Bursting onto the hip-hop scene with their first fully fledged production as Rannel Theatre Company, Joey D and Matt Bailey make their Fringe debut with a show that came about after a chance encounter in a night club. Working as a DJ, Bailey approached dancer Joey D one night with the suggestion of collaborating on a theatre project. ‘I soon forgot about the conversation until a couple of weeks later when Joey rang to say he’d booked us in to perform at a venue a month later,’ says Bailey about the successful if unusual starting point for Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break.

He describes it as a fusion of ‘dance, DJ-ing, beat box and physical theatre’ brought together through a narrative about two decorators competing with each other to escape the monotony of the daily grind. ‘If you want to see original, entertaining comedy theatre and an exciting display of skills, then this is the one for you,’ says Bailey. ‘You won’t see another show like ours at the Fringe.’

Zoo Southside, 662 6892, 9–31 Aug, 12.50pm, £10 (£8). Previews 7 & 8 Aug, £7.

Flhip Flhop: Everything Happens on the Break

  • 5 stars

A hilarious and exhilarating performance about two bored decorators with time on their hands and beats in their heads. Combines hip-hop and comedy theatre to create something thrillingly unique. www.rannel.co.uk

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