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Run It Back

Dance Music Theatre
Run It Back

Thursday 26th March, 2020 - Saturday 04th April, 2020


Talawa Studio


Talawa Theatre Company are opening the Talawa Studio at Fairfield Halls with a revival of their sell-out show Run It Back.

Conceived and directed by Coral Messam, created with Gail Babb, and devised by TYPT:18, Run It Back brings rave to theatre.

Set in an explosive club night, Run It Back immerses the audience in Black British club culture with dance, physical theatre and a live set from DJ and turntablist Psykhomantus.

A disused warehouse.  A party rages.  Distorted bass pulses through the streets, calling the ravers in.  Lost in the music and dripping with sweat, they surrender to the DJ’s game.

Bring your rags and flags for a night of theatre powered by grime, bashment and afrobeat!

Age recommendation – 14+


Thursday - 26th March 8:00 PM Book Now
Friday - 27th March 8:00 PM Book Now
Saturday - 28th March 4:00 PM Book Now
Saturday - 28th March 8:00 PM Book Now
Thursday - 02nd April 8:00 PM Book Now
Friday - 03rd April 8:00 PM Book Now
Saturday - 04th April 4:00 PM Book Now
Saturday - 04th April 8:00 PM Book Now


"Run It Back defines the rave culture scene ... realising the Black British experience without condescension … must-see immersive theatre"

- The Upcoming (Selina Begum)

Venue Info

Talawa Studio

Talawa Theatre Company has taken up residence in Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, giving the UK’s primary Black theatre company a 200 seat studio and offices. This is the first time since 1995 that Talawa’s headquarters have featured an on-site performance space. Talawa Studio operates as a central hub for Black artists, enabling Talawa to develop a community outreach programme, and create, develop and premiere new work alongside events from Fairfield Halls’ resident companies and guests.