New Dawn Fades
The play chronicles the rise and fall of the influential post-punk band and the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. It is a classic tale of four ordinary lads from Manchester, Salford and Macclesfield who, inspired by the punk revolution of the 1970s, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division. This unique production places the band within the context of Manchester's history as a city, setting the scene for a completely new and fascinating look at the Joy Division story. The legendary Anthony H Wilson guides audiences through the heart and soul of both the band, and of Manchester, interviewing an array of historical figures along the way from Karl Marx to the Buzzcocks. The result is a spellbinding tale of love, passion, progress, grief, and of course music. The play draws inspiration from the enigmatic lyrics of Ian Curtis, with a soundtrack featuring live performances of his most beloved tracks. Joy Division made history - this play explores that concept in its truest sense.
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