Artificial Hip Hop - Get Old Or Die Tryin'
22nd August to 24th August . 8pm . 60 minutes, no interval
Full Price £12.50 to £15, Concessions £10 to £12
Famous music hall singer, Ida Barr managed to fade away, but forgot to die.
Resurrecting her career like Wilton’s Music Hall itself, Ida now embraces a very different, very modern East End. Inventing her bespoke genre of music which she calls Artificial Hip Hop, a fusion of gritty, grimy, urban hip hop with the glorious songs of the heyday of the British Music Hall. Rapping about multi-culturalism, inner city isolation, prescription medication and dado rails in her hit tracks like ‘Get Old or Die Tryin’ and ‘Slipped Disco’, an evening with Ida is an uplifting celebration of being alive. It’s a chance to explore the difficult issues of existence whilst laughing your socks off, swaying and having a joyous sing-a-long.
Since going back on the boards Ida has had her own BBC Radio 4 series, performed at the Barbican, The National Theatre, the Royal Albert Hall, Tate Britain and Modern and many more, performing for royalty and for toddlers in libraries - she ain’t saying which were the better audience.
Ida Barr is the creation of Wilton’s Artistic Associate, Olivier award winning writer and performer Christopher Green. He is also known for his experiential theatre work such as Office Party and the hit show about pornography addiction, Prurience which debuted at the Southbank Centre this summer.