Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury

"Premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival, the show is a warts-and-all portrait of the man who put the phrase 'sex and drugs and rock and roll' into the national psyche. Publicly, Ian Dury was a cheeky chappie and purveyor of saucy lyrics. Privately, he was a flawed maestro wrestling with demons. The show focuses on three key moments - at the peak of success, on the cusp of a comeback, and just after his death - and features seven of his most famous songs performed live, including 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' and 'Reasons to be Cheerful'."

As you can probably imagine, the show contains strong language. Written and directed by Jeff Merrifield.

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