Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland? is an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant funded one-person show that contextualises the rappers debut rap album of the same name.
Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland? was released in June 2022, and explores Garland’s experience of homelessness in the early 2010s, and tackles themes of poverty, addiction, and mental health.
The Liverpool-based rapper submitted the tracks in the 2021 UK Songwriting Contest to enormous success. All 11 songs ranked highly in the competition with commendation and praise, and four songs, No Fools in Liverpool, Where Will Your Money Be?, Daydream, and The M.M. Effect (Crown of Thorns) reached the Semi-Finals. The album was subsequently long-listed for an International Songwriting Award.
“This show is not about victimhood, or garnering sympathy for me. This show highlights an ongoing humanitarian crisis within our own shores, that must be urgently addressed if we are to save lives. It informs the public what actually happens within so-called “shelters”, and how domestic policy and austerity exacerbate the issues.”
“Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland?” comes to Hope Street Theatre on 9th, 10th, and 11th February at 7.30pm. Get your tickets HERE