Performance

VenueNST Campus
Other spaces at this venue include: Nuffield Campus Theatre
TownSouthampton
CountyHampshire
From26th September 2017
To30th September 2017
When19:30. Sat Mat 14:30
What is currently on at NST Campus (V776)

Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be CheerfulT1259892476
It'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.
Book by Paul Sirett
Music Ian Dury and the Blockheads


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Production details

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

Company

Producer Graeae Theatre Company (in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry)
Director Jenny Sealey
Director Daryl Beeton (associate director)
Design Liz Ascroft
Lighting Ian Scott
Sound Lewis Gibson
Choreographer Mark Smith
Musical Director Joey Hickman
Director Sarah Hughes (CDG casting director)
Performer Stephen Lloyd (Vinnie)
Performer Stephen Collins (Colin)
Performer Beth Hinton-Lever (Janine)
Performer Gerard McDermott (Bill/Bobby)
Performer Karen Spicer (Pat)
Performer Jude Mahon (Debbie)
Performer Wayne Norman (Pickles)
Performer Joey Hickman (Cousin Joey)
Performer John Kelly (Lead Vocals)
Performer Nixon Rosembert (Bass)
Performer Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth (Drums)
Performer Max Runham (percussion)
Performer Louis Schultz-Wiremu (saxophone)
Performer Paul Sirett (guitar)

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