Black Theatre Live


Up North

Cast and Creatives

Jonny Wright | Writer/Performer Jonny is a writer, actor and rapper from Yorkshire. He has had commissions from Talawa, Immediate Theatre and Film4. He was selected for B3 Media’s Talent Lab, has worked with Mike Leigh, and starred in his own short play, Swallow The Leader, at the Bush Theatre. Under his hip-hop name of XYM, aka. ‘The Yorkshire Rapper’, he has released 6 albums, had radio play on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Suspect Packages show, and was featured artist on I Am Hip-Hop’s October 2014 radio show.
WINNER | BBC ‘All Mixed Up’ sitcom competition, The Brian Glover short lm award
SHORTLISTED | The Alfred Fagon Award, The Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize, The Verity Bargate Award

Suzanne Gorman | Director Suzanne is Artistic Director of Maya and has a track record in pioneering theatre, which includes: Tales
of the Harrow Road (Soho Theatre), Moonwalking in Chinatown (Soho Theatre, site speci c production), Babel Junction (Maya Productions) and Superheroes: South of the River (Maya Productions). She has worked for theatres across the UK including Soho Theatre, Shef eld Theatres, Immediate Theatre, Derby Live, Leicester Haymarket, Shared Experience, Kali Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Supreme Frost | Music Producer Supreme was born in Rostock in East Germany and worked with a variety of artists from North Germany. He produced the album Sound fur Umfeld by Inspeckta and made 6 tracks with XYM for an upcoming graf ti video called ‘Lerm’. He is the live DJ for Boombap Clik, the Paf akz and Mashood.

LittleMighty | Producer LittleMighty work with remarkable artists to make brilliant theatre happen. Recent work includes Unfolding Theatre’s Putting the Band Back Together (“Fantastic – funny, big-hearted, moving and truthful” - The Guardian) and Testament’s Blake Remixed, co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse (“An entertaining fusion of hip hop, rap and beatboxing that thrusts the Blake mythology into the 21st Century” -The Stage). Other successes include Move to Stand’s Fat Man (“Full of wounded heart, this is a show that lingers in the mind” – Lyn Gardner, the Guardian; VAULT Festival Pick of the Year Award).