Written by ROBIN FRENCH
Artwork by CHROME WAVES
A raucous celebration of people power
It’s the sweltering hot summer of 1976. The country is in economic turmoil. The far right is on the march. Rock Against Racism puts white punk bands and black reggae bands on the same bill – determined to win the culture war and defeat the National Front.
Three teenage music fans, Denise, Trudi and Andrew, join the fight for the soul of working class Britain. The trio navigate racial politics and social upheaval in Birmingham alongside their own turbulent teenage years. Can their friendship survive?
The new play from Robin French (BBC’s Cuckoo) is a celebration of the diverse musical legacy of the Midlands. Harnessing the raw power of a concert, Rebel Music is a raucous celebration of people power, set to a soundtrack of Punk, Reggae and 2Tone. Join the rebellion.
Supported by The Sir Barry Jackson Trust
Director & Co-creator – Alex Brown
Sound Designer – James Frewer
Movement Director – Lucy Wild