Licensed To Ill is a brash, big-hearted new show about the Beastie Boys, hip-hop’s most notorious pranksters. Join Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock as they go from teenage punks in 80s New York, via their discovery by legendary producer Rick Rubin, to international rapping legends and bona fide members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Featuring hits from ‘Intergalactic’ to ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’, Licensed To Ill is an eclectic theatre-gig mash-up which incorporates three MCs, one DJ, and a whole lot of noise.
The show comes to Manchester for the first time as part of a UK tour, having enjoyed a sell-out London run in 2015. Winning over Beasties fans and cynics alike, this loud, crazy hip-hop history tour will have you laughing and gasping in equal measure.
Licensed To Ill does to music theatre what hip-hop did to the humble tracksuit: makes it cool.
‘Licensed To Ill is whatchu want’ - NME
‘theatre doesn’t get much more fun than this’
★★★★ – Time Out London
For more information please visit www.licensedtoillshow.com
Co-produced by Camden People's Theatre
Vince Atta will provide the support act for Licensed to Ill on Sat 1st Oct
Using a multi-track looper and pedals, Vince creates live on-the-spot Hip-Hop/Reggae/Techno/anything, hilariously fusing it with natural stand-up, storytelling and characters, creating the most infectious songs you're ever likely to hear... it really is quite a show!
Admired by audiences and peers alike; this unique, talented and incredibly funny act has to be seen to be believed!
"An unstoppable force! Like an intravenous shot of adrenaline!" -Chortle
"One of the circuit's most promising acts." -The Guardian