Black Theatre Live


Big Foot

HighRise Theatre with Black Theatre Live & Stratford Circus Arts Centre present

By Joseph Barnes-Phillips
Directed by Dominic Garfield  

Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Joseph tells his poignant coming-of-age story with a twist of the fantastical.

When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with terminal illness and family pressure, what is the right thing to do? Worrying about school, girls and status on the streets, Big Foot puts you in a teenager’s footsteps as Joseph stumbles and strives to find a path to the present day.

With Guyanese folk stories, grime, roti and raucous energy, Big Foot is a funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it.

Let us know what you make of the show, Tweet and Facebook us using #BigFoot


On Wed 18th October 2017 at 7.30pm from the Queen's Hall Arts Centre (Hexham) the performance will be freely streamed over the internet direct. With live pre-show interviews with the creative team from around 7pm and post-show Q&A from 8.30 when audiences can send questions and comments in via Twitter and Facebook using #BigFoot  

Run in partnership with Pilot Theatre company. Including backstage interviews, the show and audience reactions live. Audiences will be encouraged to Tweet or Facebook questions from wherever they are watching for the post-show Q&A to #BigFoot

HIGHRISE THEATRE - Big Foot following seed commission support from BLACK THEATRE LIVE and STRATFORD CIRCUS ARTS CENTRE in 2016, we are delighted to confirm this show will be the next small-scale tour from the contortium in autumn 2017.

Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of 8 regional theatres. Following Black Theatre Lives’ first tours in 2015 of Macbeth and She Called Me Mother starring Cathy Tyson and award winning The Diary of a Hounslow Girl and the UK's first all-black Hamlet in 2016, and An Evening With An Immigrant with Inua Ellams' in spring 2017 prior to his season at the National Theatre we are delighted to announce the next small-scale tour is Big Foot with HighRise theatre, set for autumn 2017.

Black Theatre Live is Tara Arts (London), Derby TheatreQueen’s Hall Arts (Hexham), Theatre Royal MargateTheatre Royal Bury St EdmundsKey Theatre (Peterborough), Stratford Circus Arts Centre (London) and the Lighthouse (Poole). Collectively the theatres are committed to effecting lasting change for Black. Asian Minority Ethnic theatre through a concerted programme of commissions and touring; and audience and sector development. Supported by Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust.