20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and LEEDS 2023 present

High Times and Dirty Monsters

Tue 14 - Wed 15 Nov, 2023 Archive
High Times and Dirty Monsters is a brand-new Hip-Hop Theatre show exploring the highs and lows of Deaf, Disabled & Neurodivergent young adults in contemporary Britain.

The voice of young disabled people often goes unheard. But not anymore – this raucous, radical, celebratory, and hard-hitting hip hop gig theatre show shares the good times and the not so good times of being young and disabled in 2023.

Funny, raw and surprising stories told by an amazing collective of actors, beatboxers, and dancers. With creative captioning, integrated sign language and integrated audio description.

Expect heavy beats, stunning visuals and full hearts.

Co-produced by 20 Stories High, Graeae Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and LEEDS 2023.

Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Coutts Foundation, Backstage Trust, Liverpool City Council, and Arts Council England Project Grant.

Post-Show Party

Wednesday 15 November

Following the Wednesday performance, we’ll host our infamous post-show party! For young people who have seen the show – to share stories, music and dance to your favourite beats! Young people aged 14-30 are invited to perform – poetry, singing, beatboxing… anything goes!

Sign up required to perform. Please email roxy@20storieshigh.org.uk to sign up – otherwise just join us in the bar straight after the show to come along!


Main House


Time: 7:00pm
Performance duration: 115 minutes (inc. interval)
Age guidance: 14+
Advisories: The show is full of jokes, empowerment and feel-good moments but also explores challenging themes around ableism, homelessness, substance misuse, financial difficulties and emotional trauma. Contains strong language and gig- level music. Resources will be available.

BSL Flyer

High Times and Dirty Monsters BSL Flyer