From the creators of Hot Brown Honey (Christmas 2017 at HOME) and following the success of 2018’s sell-out run at London’s Roundhouse, the femmes of Hive City Legacy bring their riotous and empowering show to Manchester.
This unapologetic satire brings together intersecting tales, redefined narratives and social activism to explore the experiences of femmes of colour, confronting issues of race, sexuality and mental health.
Expect an explosive mash-up of beat-boxing, aerial acrobatics, spoken word and body-popping. Hive City Legacy will uplift, empower and shake up the status quo.
Hive City Legacy is a Roundhouse production brought to you in collaboration with international creators Lisa Fa’alafi and Busty Beatz of Australian sensation Hot Brown Honey, alongside hip-hop artist Yami ‘Rowdy’ Löfvenberg.
★★★★ “A fast, furious blast of beatboxing, body-popping, hip-hop, breakdance, mime, burlesque, aerial acrobatics and spoken word.” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Hive City Legacy pollinates the seeds of revolution… [an] explosive and invigorating show.” – The Stage
★★★★ “It’s impossible not to be moved by the strength of the message, and the very smart approach to inspiring a room of people to not just to be who they are but to celebrate it… More than just a show, this is weaponised theatre.” – The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Superb performances… As a middle-aged white male, Hive City Legacy isn’t exactly aimed at me, although I thoroughly enjoyed the electricity in the room as the nine ‘femmes’ put everything they had into telling their incredible and at times, disturbing stories…. At the end, the audience were up on their feet dancing the night away.” – LondonTheatre1
“Amazing what can happen when you don’t just programme white people…” – Exeunt