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Broken English
On from 19 Mar 2010 till 20 Mar 2010
by Shane Solanki
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, New Writing

About: Broken English

Broken English, presented by urban poet, Shane Solanki and his band, Last Mango in Paris, examines identity and belonging through comic and subversive songs, powerful and political spoken word, and music delivered in a cabaret style.

The show, set in a classroom, includes a modern day remix of the Indian classic film, Amar, Akbar, Anthony, plus skits about ASBO’s, skin lightening, manbags, racist princes, scumbag millionaires and the dangers of kissing your teeth, and many other subjects currently close to our hearts and our wallets.

With the help of a band featuring the crème of British jazz musicians, Shane Solanki’s exceptionally powerful performance creates an intimate atmosphere in which you’ll laugh, but leave questioning your own role in shaping society today.

Whether you’re 18 or 80 years old, if you don’t know how to talk to your family about the conflicts in your beliefs which have arisen from growing up in different worlds, start here in the classroom of the Last Mango in Paris, where you’ll discover what it means to speak ‘Broken English’.


“His witty observations are important dissections of our mutating society.”
Evening Standard

“…intelligent, political and humorous lyrics, blended together with the funkiest production… at times fresh and funny, and at other times cutting and edgy; a very rare combination.” Songlines

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