Countryboy's Struggle


Developed at Contact during 2011 Countryboy's Struggle was the debut solo show from writer and performer, Maxwell Golden.

Michael (Golden) is a rap star, or least he is when he dreams, but growing up in rural Cornwall he's never had a chance to connect to his community. One day, after a fight with his father, he sets off to London to become an MC...

A fast, funny and honest story of a quest for a sense of belonging Countryboy's Struggle features over 40 characters, all delivered by Maxwell in a tour-de-force performance.

Directed by Baba Israel.

Countryboy's Struggle was supported by ContactTake Art, Somerset and Beaford Arts, Devon.

Tour Details 2012


Wed 17 Oct – Slaidburn Village Hall, The Green, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 3ES.

Thu 18 Oct – Burnley Youth Theatre, Queens Park Road, Burnley, BB10 3LB.

Fri 19 Oct – The Engine Rooms, 14-16 Westgate, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8AZ.

Mon 22 Oct – Driffield School & Sixth Form, Manorfield Road, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 5HR.

Wed 24 Oct – Barry Comprehensive School, Port Road West, South Glamorgan CF62 8ZJ.

Thu 25 Oct – Theatr Soar, Pontmorlais West, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UB.

Fri 26 Oct – Glyn Derw High School, Penally Road, Caerau, Cardiff, CF5 5XP.

Sat 27 Oct – Powys Dance Centre, Arlais Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5HE.

Wed 7 Nov – St John's School & Sixth Form College, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland DL14 6JT.

Thu 8 Nov – James Calvert Spence College, South Avenue, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 0ND.

Fri 9 Nov – Pegswood Community Project, Longhurst Road Pegswood Morpeth Northumberland NE61 6XG.

Sat 10 Nov – Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill Arnside Carnforth Cumbria LA5 0DF.

Sun 11 Nov – Mickleton Village Hall, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 0JR.

Wed 21 Nov – Trowbridge Town Hall, Fore Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8HA.            

Thu 22 Nov – The Trafalgar School, Breamore Road, Downton, Salisbury, SP5 3HN.

Fri 23 Nov – Hardenhuish School, Hardenhish lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6RJ.

Sat 24 Nov – Armadillo Yate Youth Café & Venue, Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4FW.

Tue 27 Nov – Ivybridge Community College, Harford Road, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0JA.       

Wed 28 Nov – Axe Valley Community College, Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5EA.



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