We’ve grown used to seeing them at the Southbank Centre in the summer; and so it is that they return to the Queen Elizabeth Hall in August 2019 with their brand new show: Tales of the Turntable.
Infused throughout with ZooNation’s customary joyful energy, Tales of the Turntable is a trip back through musical time. It follows two central characters, Eric, a budding young DJ, and his grandfather George; and, as in all the best multigenerational tales, each ends up learning quite a lot from the other.
The show is inspired by moments from two hugely popular films: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future. George winds back time through his gramophone to show Eric the importance of what went before and how it evolved into what is now more familiar to Eric.
So, guided by George and alongside Eric, the audience learns about the early origins of hip-hop, funk and soul through to disco, house and rap.
The show is written by ZooNation’s very own Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Into the Hoods) and features music mixed by DJ Walde.
Tales of the Turntable is, above all, a fun, enjoyable show for all the family, wearing its teaching very lightly and concentrating on giving performers and audiences a roaring good time. After all, since its beginnings in 2006, ZooNation Youth Company has attracted some of the best young (under-19-years-old) hip hoppers in the UK, and they clearly relish the chance to perform.
We can guarantee you’ll be jumping and jiving along in your seats…
Age Guidance: 5+
|What||ZooNation Youth Company, Tales of the Turntable, QEH|
|Where||Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
15 Aug 19 – 26 Aug 19, Most days 14:00 & 19:00; Sun 18 & Mon 28 at 12:00 & 16:00 & 16:00 No perf on 19/20 Mon 26 at 11:00
|Price||£25 (+booking fee)|
|Website||Click here to book|