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Reasons to be Cheerful archiveIt's 1979. Ian Dury and the Blockheads' new single Reasons to be Cheerful (part 3) is climbing the charts. Labour has just lost the recent election to the Tories. Vinnie and his mates are big Ian Dury fans and they are desperate to see him at the Hammersmith Odeon but the gig is sold out. Vinnie will do anything to get tickets, but life is complicated. His dad is dying; the girl he loves is going out with his boss at the supermarket, and his own band never stops fighting. But the opportunity to get tickets for the gig arises and events take a surprising turn. Set during a time of political change and economic hardship, Dury's songs provide a powerful political and emotional backdrop to this coming-of-age tale. All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.


Stephen Lloyd (Vinnie), Stephen Collins (Colin), Beth Hinton-Lever (Janine), Gerard McDermott (Bill / Bobby), Karen Spicer (Pat), Jude Mahon (Debbie), Wayne Norman (Pickles), Joey Hickman (Cousin Joey), John Kelly (Lead Vocals), Nixon Rosembert (Bass), Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth (Drums), Max Runham (percussion), Louis Schultz-Wiremu (saxophone), Paul Sirett (guitar)


Book by: Paul Sirett
Music: Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Producer: Graeae Theatre Company (in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry)
Director(s): Jenny Sealey, Daryl Beeton (associate director), Sarah Hughes (CDG casting director)
Design: Liz Ascroft
Lighting: Ian Scott
Sound: Lewis Gibson
Choreographer: Mark Smith
Musical Director: Joey Hickman

Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1259892476. Details of all Reasons to be Cheerful archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1202283967

Archive Listings

24 Oct 17
4 Nov 17
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Outer London, Greater London
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17 Oct 17
21 Oct 17
Everyman & Playhouse
Liverpool, Merseyside
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10 Oct 17
14 Oct 17
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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3 Oct 17
7 Oct 17
New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
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26 Sep 17
30 Sep 17
NST Campus
Southampton, Hampshire
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12 Sep 17
16 Sep 17
Derby Theatre
Derby, Derbyshire
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8 Sep 17
9 Sep 17
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry, West Midlands
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