Co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill & The Marlowe Studio Supported by The Lowry, ARC, and The Albany


A beatboxing theatre show unlike any other featuring UK beatboxing champion Grace Savage

Grace Savage stars in this breathtaking one-woman theatre show, charting her rise to becoming 2 x UK Beatboxing Champion. 

Blind tunes in and out of news broadcasts, playground gossip, beatbox battles and drunken brawls as Grace revisits beat by beat her teenage days, reflecting on who and what helped shape the person she is today.  

A mash up of pulsating bass, circus acts and silhouettes will have you on the edge of your seat as, searching for her own voice, the gentle and cautious Grace grows into the beatboxing Savage. 


Premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Pleasance Courtyard, 2014.

Director: Jemma McDonnell

Performed by: Grace Savage

Designer: Fiammetta Horvat

Producer: Bonnie Mitchell

AV Design: The Media Workshop

Lighting Design: Darren Perry, Kylie Walsh

Sound Design: Darren Perry

'Through pitch perfect structure and imaginative stylisation, The Paper Birds have created an engaging, touching and most of all, thoroughly entertaining account of this talented young lady's life..... made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.'

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