Beats & Elements and Camden People’s Theatre’s 2015 production of No Milk for the Foxes is now available to watch on YouTube. The show explores David Cameron’s England from the perspective of the working class through spoken word, beatboxing and live looping.
It’s about two security guards during one night shift. One is a working-class male from Croydon, another an Anglo-Indian from Mitcham. The two friends debate status and class – both striving for different goals and aspirations. It challenges representations of class on the modern stage, but brings with it humour and humility.
Beats & Elements is operated by Conrad Murray – Artistic Director of the BAC Beatboxing Academy and Paul Cree, a storyteller, poet, rapper and theatre-maker. Dramaturgs Yael Shavit and Tom Parkinson were also heavily involved in the 2015 production.
Musician, rapper and theatre maker Conrad Murray said: “The show is a hip-hop tragicomedy about class, about the inequalities in society. We meet two working class guys working night shift in Croydon on zero hours contracts. From the outside, it is seeming like they are a couple of entitled losers, possibly lazy. But as we go on, we realise that they are products of their generation. Amidst the plethora of streamed theatre, we feel like there are not many hip hop theatre shows that explore the lives of the working class. This one is for the people!”
No Milk for the Foxes is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIL841QsEME&feature=youtu.be