Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho at Trafalgar Studios Two
Seabright Productions presents Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho, by Clayton Littlewood, based on his book of the same name, opening at the Trafalgar Studios Two 30 April 2010, following previews from 26 April - running to 22 May 2010.
Directed by Phil Willmott, and starring Clayton Littlewood (narrator) , David Benson (actor), Alexis Gerred (singing torch songs).
Based on Clayton Littlewood's bizarre experiences running an upmarket menswear shop in Old Compton Street. Clayton sat and blogged about the real life characters that passed through his doors. Characters range from the aging 'polari speaking' Leslie, Sue and Maggie from the brothel upstairs, Angela the feisty transsexual, the bizarre 'Thongman' and Chico the campest queen on the street. 'Although writing about prostitutes, street cleaners, bag ladies, rude boys and shoplifters, everyone is written about with humour and sensitivity'.
Clayton Littlewood moved to London in his teens to join a band called Spongefinger as the lead singer. After being rejected by every record company in the UK Clayton turned to pirate radio, hosting a comedy show where he posed as a female West Country aromatherapist by the name of Doctor Bunty. More recently, Clayton ran the shop Dirty White Boy with his partner Jorge Betancourt, writing the Soho Stories column for thelondonpaper and has been a contributor to BBC Radio. 'Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho'was his first book.
David Benson is best known for his solo shows (Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams, plus nine others including his new one on Samuel Johnson, seen at last year's Edinburgh Fringe) and for his performance as Noel Coward in the BBC series 'Goodnight Sweetheart'.
Alexis Gerred is an emerging talent, who has already sung in front of millions of TV viewers. In March, Alexis was chosen as one of the final six acts to make it through to the live TV finals on the BBC1 'Your Country Needs You', to pick the UK's Eurovision act, and was runner-up in the final phone vote.