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…
Written by Paul Sirett and directed by Graeae’s Jenny Sealey, this acclaimed coming of age tale featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ greatest hits such as “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll”, “Sweet Gene Vincent”, “Spasticus Autisticus” and “Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick” has filled theatres with raucous glee. ‘Ave it!
‘It’s got a heart of gold. And with an excellent band, it’s a must for die-hard Dury fans.’ – The Daily Mail
Reasons to be Cheerful (a Graeae and New Wolsey Theatre production) is one of the five productions nominated for Best Touring Production at the Theatre Awards UK 2012. The winner will be decided by public vote by readers of The Stage.
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