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Into The Hoods

Closed August 30, 2008

An underlying social commentary that aims to high-kick the stereotypes of hip-hop and hoodie culture ? and that is where this production's success truly lies.

The Independent

Why See Into The Hoods?

Stephen Sondheim's classic musical incorporating Grimm's fairytale figures gets a gritty, urban makeover by London-based hip hop dance troupe ZooNation. This energetic show puts a humourous and modern spin on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's darkly humorous musical and sets it to a soundtrack of music by artists Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyes Peas and The Chemical Brothers.

A must for music and dance fans! The show starred Britain?s Got Talent winner George Sampson for a limited time as one of the two lead children on a mission on the 'hood.


We follow two children who are lost in a dodgy estate where a wicked landlord befriends them after they have played truant from school. They are offered a room in his tenement block on the condition they work for him. The reluctant children embark on their mission, which is to retrieve a set of of highly prized items that include gold Adidas trainers, a bright red hoodie, the finest quality long weave in the city and a white iPod.

Their quest leads them to the flats occupied by Spinderella where they meet the eccentric characters who possess the items; Lil Red, Rap-on-Zel and Jaxx. Each character has a story of their own to tell, which they perform through hip hop dancing.

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Previews from: 14 March 2008

Opening night: 26 March 2008

Cast and Creative


Directed by Kate Prince
Produced by ZooNation
Choreography by Kate Prince

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2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

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Miss Edwards: “I loved it!!!!!”

I loved it so much ! The music was thrilling, the plot line was funny,... more

Miss Edwards: “I loved it!!!!!”

I loved it so much ! The music was thrilling, the plot line was funny,... more

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