Billed as a ‘rap opera’, Markus the Sadist tells the story of a talented young battle MC from South London who is picked up by a scheming A&R with the promise of fame and wealth. The dialogue is delivered to a large extent through rhyme, with quite a bit of rapping throughout. The composer and musical director of the show is talented musician Soweto Kinch, and with Jonzi D as artistic director, the play has a strong team behind it.
Led by multi-award winning jazz musician and MC Soweto Kinch, The Hockley Flyover Project is an ambitious day-long street festival that brings world class jazz, hip hop, poetry, dance and theatre to a neglected corner of Birmingham. Also featuring notables from across the country such as Bashy, TY, Eska Mtungwazi, Jonzi D and Zena Edwards, it will be a pertinent national statement about ‘Urban’ art.