Tuesday August 8
11.30am, 4pm, 8pm
£12.50 full price
Transport From Glasgow.
There will be transport from Glasgow to the International Shalom Festival on Thursday 10th August.
A bus will leave at 2pm from Giffnock and return after the Gala Concert.
Humphrey Bogart meets Jay-Z in a gritty and darkly comic whodunit hip hop opera. Incubator Theatre presents The City, a mesmerising musical tale of vanity, lust and murder. The City is a contemporary crime fable written entirely in rhyme and performed as one continuous song (in English) combining rap, hip hop and spoken word with theatrical and poetic texts. Inspired by black music, hardboiled fiction and 50’s detective films it offers drama, comedy, razor-sharp wordplay and clever staging in equal measure. Joe is a cynical and bitter private detective working in a corrupt and decaying city. One stormy night, a young mysterious woman enters his office and convinces him to start an investigation into the strange disappearance of her sister; a decision that could cost him his life. This sharp and fast paced production includes elements of film noir, rap, hip hop, beat boxing and operatic style sung dialogue, all woven through a riveting murder mystery starring small-time detectives, sultry singers and hard-hitting policemen. The City was written and created by Amit Ulman, Omer Havron, and Omer Mor, members of The Victor Jackson Show ensemble, a popular Israeli hip hop group, under the wing of Incubator Theatre. The production is directed by Amit Ulman, with music by Omer Mor, and performed by its three creators, along with Dorit Lilien and Roni Rocket. The musical arrangements use some unusual, minimalistic instruments including beatbox and vocal percussion, a metal bin, an upturned-plastic-tub-turned-drum and chopsticks, together with darbuka drum, classical guitar and keyboard.
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