One Foot in the Rave

Date of event: 17 Apr 2020 Event start time: 7:30pm - Event end time: 11:00pm

Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

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Due to the increased concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, City Arts has taken the difficult decision to cancel this event. Our priority is to take necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of our participants, audience members and staff, many of whom are or work closely with vulnerable groups. Please see our website for further updates. We are sorry this is disappointing news, and hope to see you again in the near future.

A disillusioned 23-year-old evangelist preacher finds himself ejected from a controlling cult. He lands on the ecstasy-fuelled dance floors of 90’s clubland. Shunned by his family, and everyone that he knows, he is not prepared for what lies ahead.

A disillusioned 23-year-old evangelist preacher finds himself ejected from a controlling cult and on to the ecstasy-fuelled dance floors of 90’s clubland. He is not prepared for what he finds.

In 1976 Sean’s world changes forever. He is dragged into a doomsday cult, by parents who are struggling to find their own identities. He and his family are brainwashed into believing the end of the world is nigh. The route to salvation is not as it seems…

One Foot In The Rave is the award-winning debut verse play from performance poet Alexander Rhodes. The show is an energetic mix of agony and total ecstasy. Set to a backdrop of remixed club classics, Alexander moves effortlessly between the characters and scenes, delivering the chemical highs and pitiful lows.

Expect: Wry observations, chemically induced inspirations and twisted logic.

A sharp, confident performer with excellent material

Attila The Stockbroker

Alexander Rhodes done the business supporting me on tour. He belongs on the stage

Luke Wright

Suitable for ages 18+

Support from:

DIY Poets

DIY Poets have been nurturing the Nottingham poetry scene for nearly 20 years. An ever present but ever evolving collection of poets of all shapes, sizes, styles and styles of hat, with quarterly events and 48 editions of their free poetry zine. We’ve performed everywhere from the Edinburgh Fringe to barber shops and include everyone from a former regional poet laureate, slam winners and published writers, to brand new poets just starting out.

We’re nice and we don’t always rhyme.