Julius Ayodeji

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Plays by Julius Ayodeji

Natural Breaks & Rhythms

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Julius Ayodeji’s play is an intense portrait of friendship, betrayal and the birth of jungle music.

Beats and Cold, two ambitious DJs, are gaining a serious reputation in the music industry. They have found a new sound – jungle – and it's going to be massive. At first the chemistry between them produces gold, but as Beats turns into an ambitious producer, and Cold fights for the space to be a true artist, the tension builds, beat by beat. In the background are the boys' Trinidadian fathers, struggling together to make a life for their two sons, and caught up in the middle of their conflict.

Natural Breaks and Rhythms is an examination of ambition, artistic passion, and the impact one generation has on the next, set against the backdrop of nineties Britain. The play premiered in 2006 at Isham Hall, University of Southampton.

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Julius Ayodeji is a Lecturer in Multimedia at Nottingham Trent University. Formerly he was a Stations Assistant at BBC East Midlands Today and a freelance film-maker. Educated at Sheffield Hallam University, Julius's credits include: The Bath (Central Television); Lift, part of the BBC Radio Four 'Brief Encounters' series, broadcast by BBC Radio Leicester; and The Times Grow Worthy of Our Voice (Q Arts Gallery, Derby). He was chosen as one of fifty writers nationwide to take part in 'The 50' (Royal Court Theatre/ BBC Writers Room), celebrating fifty years of the Royal Court, in 2006.