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Beastie Boys musical to open in London

By | Published on Tuesday 27 October 2015

Licensed To Ill

A Beastie Boys musical is due to open in London next month. And it’s on at the Camden People’s Theatre, so I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt.

Created by artistic directors Simon Maeder and Adam El Hagar, ‘Licensed To Ill’ has been developed with the support of musical comedy duos Abandonman and The Rubberbandits. The result, according to the blurb, is “a new style of theatre that mixes rapping, DJing, physical comedy and even puppetry to create the eclectic, hilarious style that a show about the Beasties deserves”.

The story follows the group through the history of hip hop, as well as their own personal history, to explore the genre and the issues it raises.

More information here.