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Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Research and development originally supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists.


A raucous rebellious gig theatre show about a forgotten part of British history.

On the 9th of June 1817, Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…

Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole of northern England and had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon. Ever thought about a House of Lords debate staged as a rap battle? Accompanied by a cellist, violinist and guitarist fusing hip hop beats with cinematic orchestration the story is told through the lens of the life of Jeremiah Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final stand and the last man in British History to be beheaded by axe for High Treason.


This performance is creative captioned. We recommend customers to let our team know about any access requirements at the point of purchase to ensure we can provide you with the best experience.

For further information around access, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 912 5616 or email us at [email protected]org


Jack Dean - Rap / spoken word
Yoon-ji Kim – Violin
Beatrice Newman – Cello
Hanno Rigger – Guitars


Written by Jack Dean
Co-composed by Jack Dean and Umayr Shaffi
Directed by Chris Harrisson
Technical Stage Manager – Matt Part
Lighting design – Katrin Padel
AV design – Tim Reid
Dramaturg- Alex Chisholm


‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills… undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ - Exeunt

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ - The Guardian

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audience’ - The Reviews Hub 

“A vital history lesson more relevant today than ever!” – Audience comment


100 minutes, plus interval


14+ (Strong language and depicitions of violence)






Find out more about Jack Dean here

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  1. May 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now