TheatreSince his debut in 2004 with The Rap Canterbury Tales, Baba Brinkman has written or co-written five hip-hop theatre productions, which have played to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world. Two of Baba's shows have enjoyed successful off-Broadway runs to date.
Whether you’re a fan of rap, comedy, or the scientific method, this show is a must-see.—Vancouver Observer
Brinkman has created audience-friendly infotainment of the highest order.—The Province
Expect to be entertained and enlightened.—Jo Ledingham On The Scene
Amiable and energetic—New York Times
Feels like a mash-up of “Schoolhouse Rock” and “Sex and the City” as performed by a young Eminem... impressively delivered—New Yorker
A brilliant and bizarre new theatrical mix-tape—Theater Mania
One of the more interactive shows to be found off-Broadway—Lighting and Sound America
A number of refreshingly daring elements make this a unique theatrical experience.—Associated Press
Provoking controversy appears to be what [Baba] does best—Backstage.com
Brilliant and bewildering—Curtain Up
Bravely tackles the subject of human sexuality... winkingly funny—Exeunt Magazine
The Canterbury Tales Remixed
The Canterbury Tales Remixed, written and performed by Baba Brinkman with music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds and directed by SoHo Playhouse Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole. Geoffrey Chaucer's timeless Canterbury Tales comes to vivid life in an "entertaining and brilliant" (Time Out) virtuoso performance linking today's hip-hop lyrics with the greatest stories ever told.
Now available for touring. Contact email@example.com for enquiries
The Rap Guide to Evolution
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The Rap Guide To Human Nature
The Rebel Cell
Co-written with MC Dizraeli, the Rebel Cell is a verse play set in England in the year 2013, a scorching political satire and lyrical debate between Che Guevara-style revolutionary politics and Nelson Mandela-style civil disobedience.
The Rap Canterbury Tales
Winner: Three Weeks Editor's Choice Award, Edinburgh 2007.
Combining virtuoso lyricism with physical theatre and dramatic storytelling, Baba Brinkman recreates Chaucer's best-loved Tales in an engaging, accessible, and often hilarious hip-hop style. This performance is no longer available for touring, having recently been fully revised and re-written as The Canterbury Tales Remixed (above).