The story of the Beastie Boys returns to the stage for a UK tour and a London run at the Southwark Playhouse it has been confirmed. 

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Daniel Foxsmith, Simon Maeder, Tope Mikun and Adam El Hagar in License to Ill. 

Following its successful run at the Camden People’s Theatre last year, License to Ill will return to London following a short UK tour, appearing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 30th November to the 24th December.

Before hitting the London stage, the production will visit: The Dancehouse, Manchester and The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol.

Licensed to Ill features hits such as ‘Intergalactic’ and  ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!’ and is a combination of theatre and gig into one big mashup that has already delighted fans of the Beastie Boys.

This show about the notorious pranksters reveals the journey that the band went on from teenage punks in 1980’s New York, through their discovery by producer Rick Rubin and onwards to their international fame.

The show was created and conceived by Adam El Hagar and Simon Maeder, who perform in the show alongside Daniel Foxsmith and Tope Mikun and is presented by The Corner Shop Events.

Talking about the news Adam El Hagar and Simon Maeder said: “Licensed To Ill is the culmination of three years of hard work, rhyming, goofing, mixing and love. The idea came while we were flyering in the streets of London, and started rapping to passers-by in Beastie style. We had so much fun working together in that way that we wondered if the energy could translate to a whole show. And so, after some research and a few calls to the Beastie Boys’ management, the idea was born!”

Licensed to Ill will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 30th November until the 24th December. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/licensed-to-ill/

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