Take a trip to a seedy underworld where gangsters, high rollers and con-men compete in a high-stakes Scrabble game to end them all. Meshing tightly woven wordplay with send-ups of heist, caper and kung fu films, A Day On The Tiles is a kinetic tale of violence, revenge and Devonshire cream teas.
With dramaturgy from the sharpened pen of legendary US Hip Hop Theatre innovator Will Power and directed by Montserrat Gili, A Day On The Tiles is a groundbreaking combination of spoken word and theatre.
With artistic support from Contact’s Artistic Director Baba Israel.
Pen-ultimate is a collective of artists specializing in spoken word, performance and hip-hop theatre. The group met at Contact as young people involved in Contact Young Actors Company, Monday Drop and other workshops. They made their debut as a collective for the 2007 Edinburgh Festival and have since performed at theatres and festivals including Contact, Kendal Calling and The Big Chill.
Co-commissioned by Contact
Supported by XTRAX
Co-commissioned by Without Walls
University of Surrey