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Reasons to be Cheerful
DATES: Tue 24th Oct 17 - Sat 4 Nov 17
The ULTIMATE Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical!
Book by Paul Sirett, music by Ian Dury & the Blockheads
Directed by Jenny Sealey
Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more. Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill Theatre Royal Stratford East with raucous glee.
It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely...
Lets ‘Ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL is back on the road one last time!
All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.
‘Rough, ready and bl**dy brilliant’ Time Out
‘The stage gives off a million volts’ The Guardian
Age Recommendation 14+
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