- Reasons to be Cheerful the Musical
"Part gig, part play, Reasons to be Cheerful raised the roof in 2010 with its red-hot band and gritty coming of age tale, leaving audiences shouting for more.
Set during a time of political change and economic hardship, a top class cast and a scorching live band pay tribute to Dury's anarchic spirit and propels this riotous skiddling, diddling, bled-white, died-black coming of age tale.
"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...
- Photo: Patrick Baldwin link