Kenny Baraka on The Rememberers at The Old Vic Tunnels

Kenny Baraka, writer and star of hip-hop sci-fi live graphic novel The Rememberers, talks to us about bringing the show to The Old Vic Tunnels this week.

I’m incredibly excited to bring The Rememberers to The Old Vic Tunnels. The venue is exactly the right space for the show: underground and off the grid. As  leader of a formidable rebel group – The Found – I’m telling the story of this little girl whose journey of self-discovery and recently discovered powers change the course of history. Wait ’til you see what her powers are!

The Rememberers is a classic tale of good and evil. You know, bad versus good, heroes against the villains. The story is set against the backdrop of a futuristic, dystopian, Orwellian state. I narrate it all through the rebel group’s code: hip hop verse, poignant noir prose, music and graphic illustrations. I think the combination of mediums gibes audiences in myriad ways to access, engage and relate to the story.

With an added all-star cast of young and emerging artists / writers joining us for this run at the Tunnels – helping to transition the audience from present day London to futuristic Norflyn – this show will definitely be the best of the tour.  I’m as excited as I am ready for the show and performance of a lifetime.

The Rememberers
Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 January, 7pm and 9pm | Friday 18 January, 2pm
The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW