Black Theatre Live


Big Foot

HighRise Theatre with Black Theatre Live & Stratford Circus Arts Centre present

By Joseph Barnes-Phillips
Directed by Dominic Garfield  

BIG FOOT and tiny little heartstrings

When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum's terminal illness, all Rayleigh wants to do is watch anime in his pants and eat indomie.

Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Rayleigh tries to find his feet, torn between the new girl in his life and being there for his mum, while trying not to make the same mistakes as his dad.

With Guyanese folk stories, grime, roti and raucous energy Big Foot is a funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it. 

Let us know what you make of the show, Tweet and Facebook us using #BigFoot

You can order the Big Foot script from publishers AURORA METRO

See the show on tour and listen to the Big Foot playlist on SPOTIFY


On Wed 18th October 2017 at 7.30pm from the Queen's Hall Arts Centre (Hexham) the performance will be freely streamed over the internet direct. With pre-show interviews with the creative team from around 7pm and post-show Q&A from 8.30 when audiences can send questions and comments in via Twitter and Facebook using #BigFoot  

Black Theatre Live run with our digital thetare partners Pilot Theatre company.

HIGHRISE THEATRE - Big Foot following seed commission support from BLACK THEATRE LIVE and STRATFORD CIRCUS ARTS CENTRE in 2016, we are delighted to confirm this show will be the next small-scale tour from the contortium in autumn 2017.


Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of 8 regional theatres. Following Black Theatre Lives’ first tours in 2015 of Macbeth and She Called Me Mother starring Cathy Tyson and award winning The Diary of a Hounslow Girl and the UK's first all-black Hamlet in 2016, and An Evening With An Immigrant with Inua Ellams' in spring 2017 prior to his season at the National Theatre we are delighted to announce the next small-scale tour is Big Foot with HighRise theatre, set for autumn 2017.

Black Theatre Live is Tara Arts (London), Derby TheatreQueen’s Hall Arts (Hexham), Theatre Royal MargateTheatre Royal Bury St EdmundsKey Theatre (Peterborough), Stratford Circus Arts Centre (London) and the Lighthouse (Poole). Collectively the theatres are committed to effecting lasting change for Black. Asian Minority Ethnic theatre through a concerted programme of commissions and touring; and audience and sector development. Supported by Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust.