No Man’s Island

Written by James Meteyard & Jammz

Directed by Maggie Norris

Music by Jammz

Wednesday 3 May – Saturday 3 June 2023 (NEW DATES ADDED)

Here’s a little teaser:

We’re thrown back to the mid-2000s. The smoke rises slowly in the air, and the familiar scent of marijuana suffocates the small north London flat. The frantic pirate radio station, Blaze FM, blares Jungle and Grime illegally for their keen listeners. 

Hughbert and the squad would tell you that Blaze FM is the heart and soul of raw new music, the hub for relevant news for the everyman. The constant signal cuts by DTI would tell you a different story. 

Can the dying station survive? Can Hughbert keep his dark secret hidden from those dearest to him? Are the constant threats from various authorities justified? Are targeted attacks on freedom fair? “Drill music is being used as a scapegoat for everyone’s f*** ups” and Blaze FM is the latest victim. 

Follow the Blaze FM crew as they try to break the cycle. A story that follows the lives of those living in constant fear for almost two decades, bearing the impact of one ‘once in a lifetime’ political event after the next, and it seems music might be the only way out.

 

TICKET PRICES

Preview Performances: £15
Concession: £19.50
Full Price: £24.50
Pay What You Can: Every Saturday night (not including final Saturday performances)
*not including booking fees

Creatives

Director Maggie Norris

Written by James Meteyard and Jammz

Composer Jammz                        

Producer Lotty Holder

Assistant Director Hannah Kumari                

Production Manager Emily Dickson                      

Designer Tina Torbey                                      

Lighting & Video Design Tyler Forward  

Sound design Jack Baxter            

Musical Director Shemzy

Further Music Composed by Musical D

Costume Supervisor Bertie Taylor-Smith

Stage Manager Lauren Wedgeworth

AGE RESTRICTION
This performance is recommended for audiences aged 12+

CONTENT WARNING:
Please note this production features loud bangs and noises, drug and alcohol use, smoking and vaping, flashing lights and themes that some audience members may find distressing. For more information, please contact The Big House: [email protected]

ACCESS
This performance will be located on the ground floor of our venue. Therefore, the performance is wheelchair accessible. Access to the venue is via a paved driveway and can be step free. If you might need additional support to watch this production, please get in touch: [email protected]

We are grateful to the Trusts, Foundations and organisations who generously supported this Open House Project and production. These include: Cockayne Grants for the Arts (a donor advised fund held at The London Community Foundation), Portal Trust, The John Lyons Foundation, Arts Council England, Cherry Foundation, Austin Hope Pilkington Trust, The Betsy Foundation, AB Charitable Trust and Young Londoners Fund.