THE CANARY

AND THE CROW

NATIONAL 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.

Guidance

Age: 14+

Running time: 65 minutes

Contains themes of racial identity and class, with some strong language. See our contents note page for a plot summary.

DATES AND TICKETS

The Rep, Birmingham

Wed 20th – Sat 23rd May
8pm, from £10

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Reviews

★★★★★

“The audience was on their feet before the show was even finished”
The List

★★★★★

“[Slams] the racism and classism inherent in the private school system with the power and energy of a backstreet grime concert.”
Broadway Baby

★★★★★

“Stunning, stunning theatre… It is open, energetic, warm and inviting.”
Miro Magazine

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Cast

Rachel Barnes - Performer
Rachel Barnes
Laurie Jamieson - Performer
Laurie Jamieson
Nigel Taylor - Performer
Nigel Taylor
Daniel Ward - Performer
Daniel Ward

Creative Team

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