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Reasons to be Cheerful - The Ultimate Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical

Graeae Theatre Company in association with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry present

Reasons to be Cheerful - The Ultimate Ian Dury and The Blockheads musical

Book by Paul Sirett, music by Ian Dury & The Blockheads Directed by Jenny Sealey

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 September

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £18.25 to £26.25 Concessions: £13.25 to £24.25

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Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Reasons to be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Featuring Ian Dury and The Blockheads’ greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the Belgrade’s Main Stage with raucous glee.

It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and The Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely…

Lets ‘Ave it! Following nationwide tours, concert versions across the world and a performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, Reasons to be Cheerful is back on the road one last time!

All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.

‘Rough, ready and bl**dy brilliant’ Time Out

‘The stage gives off a million volts’ The Guardian

Originally produced by Graeae Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Please note: Age Recommendation 14+. Strong Language and sexual references.

Fri 8 Sep 7:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 9 Sep 2:00pm Book Tickets
Sat 9 Sep 7:30pm Book Tickets

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