HighRise Theatre with Black Theatre Live & Stratford Circus Arts Centre present
By Joseph Barnes-Phillips
Directed by Dominic Garfield
Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Joseph tells his poignant coming-of-age story with a twist of the fantastical.
When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with terminal illness and family pressure, what is the right thing to do? Worrying about school, girls and status on the streets, Big Foot puts you in a teenager’s footsteps as Joseph stumbles and strives to find a path to the present day.
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.
"Phillip's larger than life personality stamped across the stage, there is a gentle yet persuasive message about the responsibilities of becoming a man." THE STAGE
"Barnes Phillips gives a winning performance as Raleigh, never more so than when asking our help to choose his baby son's name. It makes an emotional ending, both as father and son, all the more potent." - WHAT'S ON STAGE
"it’s got guts and heart; it’s emotional and mature" - CULTURE BY NIGHT
"There are laughs - lots of them - but other moments are simply heart stopping" - THE TUG
"Vivacious, cool; and verging on brilliant." - THE SPY IN THE STALLS