AND THE CROW
PAINES PLOUGH ROUNDABOUT TOUR
Written by DANIEL WARD
Music by PREZ 96 and JAMES FREWER
Directed by PAUL SMITH
Photo by THE OTHER RICHARD
“Coz I know you don’t see what I see, coz our eyes see things differently”
Middle Child present The Canary and the Crow, grime and hip hop-inspired gig theatre about the journey of a working class black kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school.
This lyrical, semi-autobiographical piece from writer and performer Daniel Ward uses original live music from Prez 96 and James Frewer to tell a story of the struggle between a new environment that doesn’t accept you and an old one that has no opportunity.
The Canary and the Crow is part of the Hull Takeover 2019, produced by Absolutely Cultured in partnership with Middle Child, supported by Hull Truck Theatre and Back to Ours.
Running time: 65 minutes
Contains themes of racial identity and class, with some strong language. See our contents note page for a plot summary.
Paines Plough Roundabout
The Paines Plough Roundabout is the world’s first pop-up, plug and play theatre. We’ve performed in it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the past three years and are thrilled to be joining it on its autumn tour in 2019.
Writer – Daniel Ward
Director – Paul Smith
Co-composer – Prez 96
Co-composer and Musical Director – James Frewer
Designer – Natalie Young
Lighting Designer – Jess Addinall
Movement Director – Ryan Harston
Artistic Associate – Matthew May