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marikiscrycrycry: He's Dead

He’s Dead is a dark fantasy choreography that asks the unanswerable question, ‘Was Tupac depressed?’

In this conceptual work, four performers use dance, text, live action and original sound at the juncture of darker schemas and atmospheres in order to shed tears for the things that we cannot unearth.

Malik Nashad Sharpe is a choreographer, dancer, and movement director whose works look at the production of ontology, affect and subjectivity from the perspective of marginalisation. Creating under their prolific alias marikiscrycrycry, their performance practice has a cult following in London’s underground performance scene, and their work has been presented in theatres, galleries and festivals across the UK, Europe and beyond.

They have made choreography for the English National Opera, Gate Theatre, Young Vic and at the National Theatre, and have been featured in Vogue, Dazed, Crack Magazine, i-D, Nowness and others. They are an Associate Artist at Hackney Showroom and former Artist-in-Residence at Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

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Dancers: Gareth Chambers, Blue Makwana, Eve Stainton and Marikiscrycrycry

Sound designers: Joanna Pope, ¥ummy Online

Sound research: JONI, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, TAAHLIAH

Flag designs: Zeinab Saleh

Lighting Design and Technical Management: Jon Cleveland

Dramaturgy: Martin Hargreaves

Producer: Laura Sweeney

Commissioned by The Marlborough Pub & Theatre for New Queers on the Block; Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts; Theatre in the Mill; Block Universe; and The Yard. Support from The Place and Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Important information He's Dead contains replica guns, haze, strobe, loud music and fighting

General Information


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Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Sunday 09 February, 2020


  • Standard
  • Concessions
  • Wk/end ticket with Glooptopia!
    £20 standard / £15 concession
Age guidance: 16+ Duration: 60 minutes
New Queers on the Block: Marikiscrycrycry: He's Dead
Sunday 09 February

New Queers on the Block: Marikiscrycrycry: He's Dead Tickets

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