Big Foot

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Tickets for this performance are £16 Full Price, £13 Concession (including fees)


By Joseph Barnes-Phillips
Directed by Dominic Garfield

Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Joseph tells his poignant coming-of-age story with a twist of the fantastical.

When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with terminal illness and family pressure, what is the right thing to do? Worrying about school, girls and status on the streets, Big Foot puts you in a teenager’s footsteps as Joseph stumbles and strives to find a path to the present day.

With Guyanese folk stories, grime, roti and raucous energy, Big Foot is a funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it.

Black Theatre Live

Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of 8 regional theatres. Following Black Theatre Lives’ first tours in 2015 of Macbeth and She Called Me Mother starring Cathy Tyson; in 2016 the award winning The Diary of a Hounslow Girl and the UK’s first all-black Hamlet in 2016; and in spring 2017 An Evening With An Immigrant with Inua Ellams’ prior to his season at the National Theatre; we are delighted the next Black Theatre Live small-scale tour is Big Foot with HighRise theatre.


HighRise is a theatre collective that seeks to spark conversation and build bridges between forgotten communities by representing the rhythm of the streets. With family roots spreading five continents we have a unique approach to telling stories.

Following a long list of critical acclaim in 2016, several shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in the summer (2017) and Big Foot touring the UK this Autumn, HighRise is starting to make a name for itself as a company willing to take risks and bring a new flavour to the palettes of audiences.


Past Event

Big Foot

Fri 20 October 2017


Ends: Sat 21 October

Key Theatre


£16 Full Price, £13 Concession (inc fees)

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