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Testament

Playwright, Song Writer

    About Testament

    Testament is a rapper, beatboxer and theatre maker currently based in West Yorkshire.  He is a supported artist of The Royal Exchange Theatre.

    His credits include performances on BBC, MTV, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1txra.  He also holds the Guinness World Record for leading the world’s largest Human Beatbox ensemble.  Testament won the BBC Urban Music Talent Award in 2007 and has since worked with a diverse range of artists from Corinne Bailey Rae and Soweto Kinch to US legend, DJ KoolHerc.

    Theatre

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • LOVE IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
      • Bristol Old Vic / Talawa Theatre
      • CHISHOLM FOR PRESIDENT!
      • Leeds Studio / Southbank Centre
      • ORPHEUS IN THE RECORD SHOP
      • Leeds Playhouse
      • Also filmed for BBC Arts as part of the 'Lights Up 2021 Festival' ★★★★   The Times “A showcase for the protean talents of the rapper, writer composer and beatboxer Testament... He commanded centre stage for over an hour with a virtuoso display of wry humour and freewheeling musical inventio.” ★★★★   The Telegraph “Represents a bold and serious-minded artistic bid to address our lockdown year of emotional dislocation”
      • BLACK MEN WALKING
      • Eclipse & Manchester Royal Exchange
      • ★★★★★   The Stage “Powerful, political, lyrical.” "Testament’s writing is linguistically dazzling, full of punchy humour and poetic charm. Each character is carefully crafted – they are honest depictions of modern, woke Black men brought to life by talented performers" ★ ★ ★ ★ Financial Times "Rich and witty…this is an original and penetrating piece, shifting in style from comic exchanges, to lyrical introspection, to choral refrains and passages of rap." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian, Arts Desk & WhatsOnStage
      • BLAKE REMIXED
      • Little Mighty & West Yorkshire Playhouse
      • UK Tour
      • THE TEN PAST
      • Leeds Library Service & Little Mighty
      • WOKE
      • Little Mighty
      • UK Tour

    Audio

      • Production
      • Company
      • Notes
      • BBC Radio 4
      • BBC Radio 4
      • BBC Radio 4
      • An adaptation of the Novel by Alexandre Dumas