Reasons to Be Cheerful at Stratford East 22 Oct

Reasons to be Cheerful, with script by Paul Sirett, music by Ian Dury, at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, from 22 Oct to 13 Nov 2010.

Directed by Jenny Sealey, designed by Gaelle Mellis. Musical Director Robert Hyman. Produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East, Graeae Theatre Company and The New Wolsey, Ipswich.

Cast includes Nadia Albina, Stephen Collins, Stephen Lloyd, Daniel McGowan, Garry Robson, Karen Spicer.

Set during a time of political change and economic hardship, this show with a live band pay tribute to Dury’s anarchic spirit. 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’d do anything to see him at the Hammersmith Odeon. They don’t have tickets and the gig’s sold out - but then events take a surprising turn….

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