In 1994 the Criminal Justice Act effectively outlawed raves, banning public gatherings around amplified music characterised by “the emission of a succession of repetitive beats.”
BEATS is an award-winning new play written and performed by Kieran Hurley with DJ Hushpuppy (Alan Miller); a coming-of-age story exploring rebellion, apathy, and the irresistible power of gathered youth, with techno. Lots of techno.
Featuring a live soundtrack and psychedelic 90s-inspired visuals from VJ Jamie Wardrop, BEATS tells the story of Johnno McCreadie, a teenager living in a small suburban Scottish town at the time of the Act.
Kieran Hurley returns to Mayfest following last year’s brilliant Hitch.
An outstanding show; clever, ruthless, compassionate, and full of political insight… with a subtlety and humanity that sometimes takes the breath away.
You can book this show as part of our weekend pass, or as part of our 4-for-3 offer.
An irresistible invitation not only to theatre makers and thoughtful audiences, but to anyone with an interest in how we live today.
An exploration of the things we cannot see, the spaces they might exist in, and our desire to believe. In September 2011, we took a trip across America to see what is out there. We’d like to tell you about it.