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Jack Dean presents


Thu 30 May, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) , approx running time: 90mins + interval

Age: 14+

From the critically-acclaimed rap storyteller behind Grandad and the Machine comes a raucous new show with live music about England’s forgotten revolution.

On 9 June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…

Featuring an original score and live band, Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion.


‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’  GUARDIAN

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audience’  REVIEWS HUB

‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills…  undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ EXEUNT

On Grandad and the machine:

‘Grandad and the machine is a great example of ways immersive storytelling can be achieved with very little means and highlights the impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills of Dean, who undoubtedly is a performer with an exciting career ahead of him.’  DISABILITY ARTS ONLINE


On Nuketown:
‘Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audience leading to a performance packed full of fun, taking even the most reluctant spectator back to their childhood days of playing with Lego for hours on the living room floor.’  THE REVIEWS HUB


Written, co-composed and performed by Jack Dean

Line up:
Jack Dean – Rap / spoken word
Katy Rowe – Violin
Dominie Hooper – Cellist
Umayr Shaffi – Co-composer, musical director and guitars


Creative Team
Directed by Chris Harrisson
Lighting design – Katrin Padel
AV design – Tim Reid
Dramaturg- Alex Chisholm
Technical Stage Manager – Matt Part

Produced by Big Feast