Set on the harder side of the city where life is tough. The characters of Promises And Lies
live on the fringes of society. There are the manipulators who control, and the ordinary people whose lives are in their hands. These are the people we don't see - or perhaps choose not to see. But desperate people have hope - and they will fight; not everyone chooses to be a statistic... not just a forgotten name on a list. Promises And Lies
is the uplifting story of people battling against the odds to survive on the edge of our deceptively glossy modern cities. Featuring a host of classic and well-loved UB40 tracks, Promises And Lies
also contains new songs from the band, specially composed for this show. Promises and Lies
forms part of Birmingham's Urban Fusion - an explosion of creativity and events throughout 2005/6, bringing together more than 60 of the city's leading lights in arts and culture. Funded by the Arts Council and the Millennium Commission, the programme covers six key themes around music, poetry and literature, city regeneration, cultural diversity, visual arts and the celebration of talent. Further information of Urban Fusion can be found at www.urban-fusion.infoPerformers Clive Rowe, Tameka Empson, Julie-Alanah Brighten, David Burt, Anthony Cable, Paul Clarkson, Ryan Gage, Natasha Lewis, John Marquez, Martin Milnes, Sharon Wattis, Remi Wilson.
Author Jess Walters. Music UB40. Director Jonathan Church. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Chris Lewis. Sound Alan Mathieson. Choreographer Francesca James. Director Jeff Moore (music).