Please note: following the government's advice that people should not go to pubs, clubs, theatres and other venues, Wilton's will be closing for the foreseeable future. We will reopen neither as a theatre nor bar before the end of March. All bookers for Ida Barr: Granarchist will be contacted. More information here.
Ida Barr – the People's Pensioner and the Queen Mother of our Hearts – is a former music hall singer turned rap star and a Wilton's favourite. Her brand of Artificial Hip Hop has thrilled listeners globally from dope cribs to residential care homes.
But Ida is keeping it real. Politicians have proved over and over that they can’t be trusted. "Power to the people!" shouts Ida from her sheltered accommodation in Dalston. Nothing will be the same again after a night of social agitation and tiny acts of rebellion using protest R&B and dissident songs from the 19th century all 'rapped' up in a communal hip-hop style with mass singalongs and lots of the most revolutionary tool of all – laughter!
Ida Barr is the creation of Olivier award-winning performer and writer Christopher Green also known for Tina C., The Singing Hypnotist, Prurience, and Music Hall Monster: The Insatiable Mr Fred Barnes.
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no interval