#50days is a Grime Musical which tells the story of the period when the very foundations of England were shattered. It is December 1641 and King Charles is about to be formally challenged by a handful of MPs and radical commoners, who share the belief that ALL men are born equal. Many in England, now a Protestant country, are enraged by the notion that the French-born Catholic Queen Henrietta and King Charles are ruling over them. One of these critics is John Pym, a Member of Parliament and prominent opponent of Kingship, who issues a challenge to the King’s power. In a world ruled by men, who are the women in this story? What are they fighting for? Through propaganda and shrewd political manoeuvring, the nation is about to be plunged head first into a conflict that pitted neighbour against neighbour and shattered the very core of our constitution.
#50days creator Thabo Stuck, challenges the notion of how history is discoursed.
“This is an interpretation of British history told through the eyes of underrepresented Brits today.”
#50days is Thabo Stuck’s debut musical. Thabo is an historian, a history teacher at The BRIT School, a former Lambeth Baylis Trustee at The Old Vic Theatre and a Grime/UK Hip-Hop enthusiast. A lifelong Lambeth resident, Thabo has watched Grime grow from the underground into the mainstream. A big believer in multi-sensory storytelling, #50days is Thabo Stuck’s vision of how events from the past can be discoursed in the now.
With MASSIVE thanks to:
Kerry Apps, The BRIT School, Darkstar, Dan Edwards, Albert Evans, Claire Evans, Tina Febrey, Jonathan Healey, Justice2History, Duramaney Kamara, Lewis Khan, Leanda de Lisle, Alice Lloyd – Davies, Haney Malcolm-Ibrahim, The Old Vic Theatre, Chris Sonnex, Roman Stuck, Elizabeth Sturt, Douglas Swan, Paul Taylor-Mills,
The Turbine Theatre
Ajjaz trained as an actor at RADA and ALRA and during her training she was awarded The Laurence Olivier Award Bursary. Since graduating, her recent theatre credits include: Zorro: The Musical (The Hope Mill Theatre), How Not To Drown (Traverse Theatre) and Another Star to Steer by (Brighton Dome). She has also recently appeared as Sian Evans in Holby City and various characters in Big Finish Productions of Dr Who. In recent years she has turned her hand to writing and directing, having just completed The Tamasha's Playwrights Group and The Royal Court's Playwrights Group, she had her first scratch of a play at The Soho Theatre: Mixed Feelings, which has recently been longlisted for The ETPEP Award. As a director, she was the Assistant on Parallel:Yerma at The Young Vic and was the recipient of The RTYDS Award for the production of Good Dogwith Tiata Fahodzi. Her most recent directorial role was for the production of Race Today at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Crossing Wires at Theatre503.
Amiir Saleem (AKA, R-Qi-Tek) is a London born producer, writer and sound engineer. He graduated from SAE Institute in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in audio production. His musical taste includes jazz, hip-hop, psychedelic rock and UK rap. He has worked on recording sound for short films including Foley work and scoring composition. He is about to release his debut EP entitled ‘Essential Ingredients’ early this year. He is always looking to expand his horizons, working with up-and-coming artists and theatre productions.
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