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Lenny Henry's work in theatre includes The Comedy of errors at the National Theatre; and the title role in Othello for Northern Broadsides in the West end and on tour for which he won the Outstanding Newcomer at the evening Standard Theatre Awards. He has toured worldwide with his comedy shows Cradle to Rave, Where You From?, So Much Things to Say, Have You Seen This Man?, Larger Than Life and Loud! He was the first British comic to make a live stand-up comedy film: Lenny Henry Live and Unleashed was filmed before a live audience at the Hackney empire. TV includes The Magicians, Harry and Paul, First Love, Happpy Birthday OU, Big and Small, Lenny's Britain, Lenny's Perfect Night In, The Lenny Henry Show, Little Robots, Lenny Henry In Pieces, Goodbye Mr Steadman, Hope and Glory, The Man, Lenny Goes to Town, Lenny's Big Amazon Adventure, Lenny Henry Gets Wild, White Goods, Chef, South Bank Show, Alice and Kicking, Bernard and the Genie, Alive and Kicking, Lenny Go Home, The Comic Strip Presents, The Delbert Wilkins Show, Three of a Kind, Tiswas and New Faces. He also voices the lead characters in Big and Small. Films include True Identity. Radio includes Rudy's Rare Records, Anansi Boys, Lenny & Will, Bad Faith, Matilda and What's So Great About?. `He won the Lifetime Achivement Award at the British Comedy Awards and Black entertainment Comedy Awards in 2003, the BMF Inspiration Award, Golden Rose of Montreux, BBC British Personality of the Year and The Golen Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo Televsion Festival. He is co-founder of Comic Relief.
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A bunch of mates have been challenged to put together a reggae sound system to perform at a 'Sound Clash' a recreation of a legendary music competition between DJs and MCs. None of them have the money or the equipment. But they do know a little kid whose dad used to be a DJ. Deep in the cellar of Lil Kid's house, they find out more about music than they could possibly have imagined.
Woolwich Polytechnic School
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