Theatre Preview: Markus The Sadist On Tour

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Theatre Preview: Markus The Sadist On Tour

Markus4_IrvenLewis_small.jpg Already responsible for ramping up the profile of hip hop dance with the superbly successful Breakin Convention festival, Jonzi D now presents Markus the Sadist, an original story mining a familiar hip hop seam.

The show follows the rise of a young emcee - portrayed by grime star Bashy - who compromises his integrity for celebrity success to the horror of his friends and family. Can he return to his roots at the pinnacle of his career? There'll be a sharp look at the PR machine weaving hip hop, bling and gang culture and doubtless some awesome b-boying and rap stylings along the way, with original music and London appearances by Soweto Kinch.

Is Jonzi D ready to provide a UK answer to the insanely good narrations of Bounce? We shall see.

Markus the Sadist opens at artsdepot this Thursday and Friday, 8pm, £14/12 and visits the Bloomsbury Theatre on 19th October, 8pm, £15.

Image from show by Irven Lewis.

Last Updated 29 September 2009