This warts-and-all portrait of the Blockheads’ lead singer explores the highs and lows of Ian Dury’s extraordinary career and inspirational life story. Featuring many of his best songs performed live, including Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Reasons To Be Cheerful.
Publicly, Ian Dury was a cheeky chappie and purveyor of saucy lyrics. Privately, he was a flawed maestro wrestling with demons and disability. This brilliant drama sees him reunited with his tour manager and friend Fred ‘Spider’ Rowe, blending amazing music with powerful scenes exploring Dury’s incredible triumph over adversity.
Returning to London for three nights only after a sell-out 2009 premiere, and ahead of a major UK tour.
‘This resurrection is a glorious vindication of a wonderful spirit. Highly entertaining, and brilliantly theatrical.’ whatsonstage.com
‘There are stories, music, humanity and more within this fine production.’ The Scotsman
‘Brilliant. Tells a fascinating story with both humour and brutal reality.’ British Theatre Guide