VenueTheatre Royal Stratford East
Other spaces: The Red Crate/Gerry's
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From22nd October 2010
To13th November 2010
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sat Mat Nov 6 at 14:30
PricesFrom £12.00. To £20.00.
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Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be CheerfulT01091535724
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


Producer Theatre Royal Stratford East
Producer Graeae Theatre Company
Producer New Wolsey Ipswich
Director Jenny Sealey
Musical Director Robert Hyman
Design Gaelle Mellis
Lighting Ian Scott
Performer Nadia Albina (Janine)
Performer Stephen Collins (Colin)
Performer Stephen Lloyd (Vinnie)
Performer Daniel McGowan ( Dave)
Performer Garry Robson (Bobby)
Performer Karen Spicer ( Pat)
Performer Mat Fraser
Performer Nixon Rosembert
Performer John Kelly
Performer Robert Hyman

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