AND THE CROW
Written by DANIEL WARD
Music by PREZ 96 and JAMES FREWER
Directed by PAUL SMITH
Artwork by CHROME WAVES
“Coz I know you don’t see what I see, coz our eyes see things differently”
The Canary and the Crow is award-winning 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 was awarded the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019, and Daniel Ward the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences in 2020.
Running time: 65 minutes
Contains themes of racial identity and class, with some strong language. See our contents note page for a plot summary.
Arcola Theatre, London
Thu 16 Jan-Sat 8 Feb 2020
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Thu 7-Fri 8 May 2020
Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Sat 9 May 2020
Birmingham Rep, Birmingham
Wed 20-Sat 23 May 2020
Old Fire Station, Oxford
Tue 26 May 2020
Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Thu 28-Sat 30 May 2020
York Theatre Royal, York
Fri 12-Sat 13 June 2020
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