THE factual content of Wikipedia can sometimes be up for contention.

However, its pages can be a source of entertainment and sometimes inspiration to lead to further research.

For rap storyteller Jack Dean, going down a Wikipedia rabbit hole has been the basis of his latest project Jeremiah.

The show takes place on June 9, 1817, where Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham.

Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the national debt and end poverty forever.

What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas.

This may sound like an elaborate plot of a period film, but in reality, the show is based on fact.

Dean said: “I will fall down a hole and think ‘this is nuts, why is no-one talking about this?’

“I was doing some research last year and it was the bicentenary of this guy being one of the last men in England to be beheaded by an axe.

“I kept researching and the narrative just kept growing.”

Rather than this being a stereotypical telling of a historic tale, Dean introduced his delivery of hip-hop to proceedings.

However, the storyteller said it was a task working the script to fit in with the rap elements that he wants to add to the performance.

He added: “The script had to go through a number of revisions, because all the historical stuff doesn’t conform to a type narrative.

“So, I had to trim a lot out and them have to make it all rhyme and make it fit.

“But there is a lot of links between early romantic poets and hip-hop, so that was able to help a little bit.

“it’s a delicate three-way balancing act between historical facts, the rapping and the narrative.”

A lot of Dean’s work is steeped in history, but the writer is not looking at events that have been documented to within an inch of their lives.

Instead he is looking at the hidden tales that he wants people to think ‘oh I didn’t know that.’

“My default setting is that I have always done a lot of research,” adds the rapper.

“But my hope is that the shows aren’t just for history buffs and that I can come up with a narrative which will leave people wondering more and questioning things a lot more.

“It is all about the hidden and unreported moments in history which spark creativity.”

Jeremiah will be performed at the Proteus Creation Space tonight (Thursday), with tickets costing £10. For more information, go to