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Orchestrated by hip-hop and beat box aficionado Testament (aka Andy Brooks), Blake Remixed, which is heading to Northern Stage in Newcastle on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March, incorporates a collaborative performance featuring music and storytelling with a live DJ and interactive video elements.

Utilising the distinctive genius that is the poetry of William Blake, Testament reinterprets his words to find parallels in the modern day, provoking a blend of verbal, literary and musical modes of expression.

Exploring personal and collective struggle through the words of William Blake, Blake Remixed harnesses emotions through Blake’s words and syntax, fusing with the contemporary in a way that transcends meaning and interprets the material in new forms.

A collaboration on every level, Blake Remixed includes theatre, educational workshops and a resulting album. In a bid to find equivalent meaning for Blake in our everyday life, to embrace and promote modes of creative expression, and to become a part of a new cultural canon, the production will serve to break down cultural boundaries, making the poetry of William Blake newly accessible.

Blake Remixed is at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March.

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