I co-wrote ‘Streets’ with Tori Allen-Martin. It premiered at the Cockpit Theatre in April 2013 and has since had two sell-out performances at Hackney Empire and an ACE funded run at The Vaults. It was nominated for Off West End Awards for Most Promising New Playwrights and Best New Musical.
Streets shines a spotlight on the lives of young people growing up on the streets of London, against the backdrop of the London riots.
Streets is a huge collaboration combining writers – Sarah and Tori Allen-Martin, composer – Finn Anderson, spoken word/rap artist -James Kenward, and beatboxer -Tom Swarman aka Pikey Esquire - more info here.
Can't recommend it strongly enough.
Seriously one of the most intense and thought-provoking plays I've seen. Music, dance, acting, direction!
KIMBERLEY WYATT (The Pussycat Dolls/Got To Dance)
Streets is a breathtaking new piece, with a gripping story by Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley and featuring beautiful performances from its young cast.
PAUL VALE for THE STAGE
It positioned itself as a new kind of musical and it completely lived up to that expectation..... Think Kidulthood meets Ill Manors.... kudos to you all
STAGE DOOR FM (4.5 Stars)
At times this show is truly haunting with it's raw realism..... If Eminem and Plan B were to write a musical, this would be it.
CAROLINE CRONIN for BARGAIN THEATRELAND
It is brutally honest, edgy and has a plethora of crazy young talent bursting at the seams. I urge you to witness this extraordinairy piece of theatre.
ARTS PREVIEW (5 Stars)
This is theatre for the younger generation that is fiercely creative and thrillingly fresh. It deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.
ED THEAKSTON for A YOUNGER THEATRE
It’s a compelling and provocative piece of musical theatre brilliantly acted throughout by a talented young cast and it certainly lives up to its claim of bringing the genre bang up to date.
TONY PETERS for WEST END WILMA (4 Stars)
Streets is a new, bold and diverse musical which gets right up in your face and makes a strong point which needs to be heard. I have never seen anything like it before in my life..... ground-breaking show...... If you want to see a new, thought provoking piece of theatre you must see Streets. The show is cutting-edge and bound to leave a big impression on you.
ANDREW TOMLINS for WEST END FRAME (4 Stars)