You Need To Check Out This Play About U.K. Garage

It explores “the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation.”

You Need To Check Out This Play About U.K. Garage Courtesy of Studio 3 Arts

DJ Luck & MC Neat's "A Little Bit of Luck" is a U.K. garage classic—a stormy track built around a quaking bassline, breakstep drums, and a steady vocal promising that with a little bit of luck, we can make it through the night. The song, which snaked its way into the U.K. Top 10 chart back in 1999, serves as the titular inspiration for With A Little Bit of Luck, a garage-themed play written by British-Egyptian writer Sabrina Mahfouz.

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With A Little Bit of Luck is set in 2001 London, against the backdrop of the pre-9/11 general election that ushered in a second term by Prime Minister Tony Blair and kept his Labour Party in power. The play, which features a DJ and live performances of old-school garage tunes, follows a young woman named Nadia as she raves through through a gleeful summer night. The play is propelled by the blend of traditional theater and live music, with the goal of exploring "the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation." Looking back 15 years later, that sentiment feels all too real. After rave reviews at last year's Latitude Festival, for which it was originally commissioned, With A Little Bit of Luck is now touring the U.K. Catch its London production on Friday April 29.

You Need To Check Out This Play About U.K. Garage
You Need To Check Out This Play About U.K. Garage