10 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017

Hamlet for Free Festival

Akala: Hip Hop and Shakespeare


production information

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet, educator and creator of 'The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company', Akala fuses his unique rap/ rock/ electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling.

Dates & Tickets

Mon 10 Apr
2pm - 3pm

Tickets available for those aged 25 and under as part of the Hamlet For Free festival. 



MOBO award-winning hip hop artist Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses rap/rock/electro-punk with fierce lyrical storytelling (think Wu-Tang Clan and Aphex Twin meets Rage Against The Machine).

In 2009, Akala launched the ‘The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company’, a music theatre production enterprise which has sparked worldwide media interest since its inception. With a popular TEDx talks on YouTube, Akala has also previously collaborated with the likes of British actor Sir Ian McKellen, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, actor/musician; Colin Salmon and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Voice Director: Cicely Berry. Akala has also featured on numerous TV programmes across Channel 4, ITV2, MTV, Sky Arts and the BBC.

Additional information

Tickets limited to 1 per person.