Featured Artist: CountryBoy’s Struggle
‘CountryBoy’s Struggle: Online’ is a new 10 part web series created by Contact Theatre for The Space, an on – demand arts service created by the BBC and Arts Council England. The series fuses together hip hop, comedy and animation to tell the story of Michael Crompton, an aspiring Hip Hop MC who moves from Cornwall, UK to London, UK to try and fulfil his dreams.
Check out the series trailer:
About the CountryBoy’s Struggle:
Written and starring Maxwell Golden, who plays over 40 characters in this tour-de-force performance, the series explores the tensions between what is meant by ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ and attempts to create a bridge between these two worlds.
In 2011, CountryBoy’s Struggle toured to both rural communities and theatre studios across the UK, with rave reviews from schools, colleges, theatres and village halls.
Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the project by going to the CountryBoy’s Struggle Twitter page: @CBScontactmcr and the hashtag: #CountryBoysStruggle
You can also follow Michael Crompton’s adventures on his Twitter account @countryboyMC.
CountryBoy’s Struggle is being performed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 1-27 August.
Written and performed by Maxwell Golden.
Directed by Baba Israel.
Video production by AlbinoMosquito.