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An Introduction to Human Beatboxing with Testament

27 Jan 2024

  • Tickets
    Free
  • Venue
    Other Space - Playhouse
  • Running time
    120 mins
  • Age guidance
    16+

Learn the basic techniques of beatboxing, beatbox performance skills, and how to create your own sounds with world record holding beatboxer and acclaimed writer and theatre-maker Testament.

Testament will also explore mic technique, looping, ensemble beatbox, as well as exploring the possibilities of using beatbox to tell a story.

Testament‘s work includes beatboxing for Sony and acclaimed radio plays The Beatboxer and Daughter on BBC Radio 4 (the latter of which is entirely soundtracked by beatboxing), which were both nominated for BBC Audio Drama Awards. In 2022, Testament performed Orpheus In The Record Shop (Opera North/Leeds Playhouse) which uses beatboxing in collaboration with players from Opera North. Testament also wrote the hit play Black Men Walking (Best Play nominee Writer’s Guild Awards 2019 and Best New Play nominee UK Theatre Awards 2020).

This workshop is aimed at people aged 16+

  • MAJOR FUNDERS

    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • PRINCIPAL CAPITAL AND FAMILIES PARTNER

    Caddick Group
  • PRINCIPAL CAPITAL AND ACCESS PARTNER

    Irwin Mitchell