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High Times & Dirty Monsters

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The voice of young disabled people often goes unheard. But not anymore – this raucous, radical, celebratory, and hard-hitting hip hop gig theatre show shares the good times and the not-so-good times of being young and disabled in 2023.

Funny, raw and surprising stories told by an amazing collective of actors, beatboxers, and dancers. With creative captioning, integrated sign language and integrated audio description.

Expect heavy beats, stunning visuals and full hearts.

Age guidance 14+
Resources, including information about the show, signposting, and Mental Health First Aid resources are available here.

Co-produced by 20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and LEEDS 2023

Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Coutts Foundation, Backstage Trust, Liverpool City Council, and Arts Council England Project Grant

If a performance is sold out, email or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list.

Running time

2 hours


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Age recommendation and content guidance

Age guidance: 14+

The show is full of jokes, empowerment and feel-good moments but also explores challenging themes around ableism, homelessness, substance misuse, financial difficulties and emotional trauma. 

Contains strong language and gig-level music.

Resources, including information about the show, signposting, and Mental Health First Aid resources are available here.

Audience feedback


How to sign the show title

A message from the cast

BSL Flyer

BSL flyer

Audio described flyer

Cast and Creative Team

Billy Pearson - ConnorJosephine-Fransilja Brookman - Jayden Reid - Jamal Maisy Gordon - Katy Chandu Gopalakrishan - Integrated Sign Performer / Maya Grace Savage - Music/Beatboxing

Writer & Director Keith Saha
Associate Director Jennifer Sealey
Assistant Director Sonny Nwachukwu
Dramaturg Lin Coghlan & Nickie Miles-Wildin
Designer Miriam Nabarro
Video Designer & Creative Captioner Ben Glover
Sound Designer Tony Gayle
Lighting Designer Rajiv Pattani
Choreographer Chris Fonseca
BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson
Audio Description Consultant Mandy Redvers-Rowe
Wellbeing Practitioner Lou Platt


“Seamlessly embedded signing, creative captioning and integrated live audio description.” ★★★★ The Stage

“A sensory delight.” ★★★★ North West End UK

“Aesthetically stimulating and easily accessible for all.” ★★★★ West End Best Friend

“An explosion of fun times and acceptance for all.” ★★★★ West End Best Friend

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at or by visiting our Box Office in person.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.


Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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