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Uploaded on Sep 28, 2011

SUITABLE FOR AGES 12+
(Contains mild language)

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MAXWELL GOLDEN
DIRECTED BY BABA ISRAEL & ALBINO MOSQUITO

Michael is a rap star, or at least he is when he dreams, but growing up in rural Cornwall he's never had a chance to find his community. One day, after being kicked out of home following a fight with his father, he sets off to London to become an MC.

A fast, funny and honest story of one man's search for belonging, CountryBoy's Struggle mixes Hip Hop, spoken word, and physical theatre. This debut solo show from writer and performer Maxwell Golden features over 40 characters, all delivered by Maxwell in a tour-de-force performance.

This short film was originally developed to support the Autumn 2011 tour of CountryBoy's Struggle, which was co-produced by Contact, Beaford Arts and Take Art. With support from CARN TO COVE, SPOT ON LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE RURAL TOURING NETWORK and ARTS ALIVE

Look out for tour dates in Spring 2012, and a three-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2012.

In addition, new film work inspired by this production is being developed and will be screened as part of the Arts Council England/BBC online film project, The Space, from June 2012.

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CREDITS

PERFORMER/WRITER -- Maxwell Golden
DIRECTOR -- Baba Israel
DRAMATURGY & LYRICAL SURGERY -- Martin Stannage
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Lee Grey
ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN - danbeats
ADDITIONAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN -- Lawrence Reekie
SET DESIGNER -- Andrew Wood
TOURING TECHNICIAN -- Andrew Croft
PRODUCER -- Oliver Sykes

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Venue (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012)

To be announced.

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Venues (Spring 2012)

To be announced.

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Venues (Autumn 2011)

Tuesday 04th October -- Courtfields Community School, Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8SW. Tickets: £4 T: 01823 664201

Thursday 06th October -- Merlin Theatre, Bath Road, Somerset, Frome, BA11 2HG. Tickets: £10/7 T: 01373 461360

Friday 07th October -- Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1EH.Tickets: £7/5 T: 01278 784464

Saturday 08th October -- Curry Mallet Village Hall, Higher Street, Curry Mallet, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6. Tickets: £8/5 T: 01823 480303

Thursday 13th October -- Petroc College, Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ. Tickets: £7 (£5 under 21) T: 07971 679119

Friday 14th October -- Ilfracombe Arts College, Worth Road, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9JB. Tickets: £7 (£5 under 21) T: 01271 863427

Saturday 15th October -- Golant Village Hall, 14 Polmear Village, Par, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2AT. Tickets: £8/6 T: 01726 816454

Tuesday 18th October -- Malbank School & Sixth Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5HD. Tickets: £6/4 T: 07976 288911

Wednesday 19th October -- Axis Arts Centre, MMU Cheshire, Crewe Green Rd, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5DU. Tickets: £6/4 T: 0161 247 5618

Thursday 20th October -- Burnley Youth Theatre, Queens Park Road, Burnley, BB10 3LB. Tickets: £6/4 (£2 youth theatre member) T: 01282 427767

Wednesday 09th -- Saturday 12th November -- Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA. Tickets: £8/5 T: 0161 274 0600
http://contactmcr.com/countryboystruggle

Monday 14th November -- Action Transport Theatre, Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9AE. Tickets: £8/5 T: 0151 3572120

Tuesday 22nd November -- The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AG.
Tickets: £8/6 T: 020 8692 4446 http://www.thealbany.org.uk/

Wednesday 23rd November -- The Core at Corby Cube, George St, Corby, NN17 1GQ. Tickets: £10/8 (7 schools) T: 01536 470 470 http://www.thecorecorby.com

Friday 25th November -- SpArC Theatre, Bishop's Castle Community, College, Brampton Road, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AY. Tickets: £8/5 T: 01588 630243

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