Part gig, part play, this critically-acclaimed, award-nominated, smash-hit musical features Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ greatest hits.
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…
This acclaimed coming-of-age tale directed by Graeae’s Jenny Sealey and featuring Ian Dury and the Blockhead’s greatest hits will fill the Playhouse with raucous glee. ‘Ave it!
Graeae is the UK’s leading disability theatre company. They champion accessibility and provide a platform for new generations of Deaf and disabled talent.
Age limit: 14+
All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description. For best access to the captioning screen, deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons are advised NOT to book seats in the first five rows of stalls seating or at the extreme sides of the auditorium. Please book stalls tickets in Row F or further back. Patrons wishing to access the audio description are encouraged to arrive at the theatre one half-hour ahead of time to pick up headsets, explore the set model box and listen to the audio introduction before the performance.
Dates & Times
|Reasons to be Cheerful - Tue 3 Apr 8:00pm Tue 3 Apr||Auditorium||8:00pm||£15 (£12.50), £10.00|
|Reasons to be Cheerful - Wed 4 Apr 8:00pm Wed 4 Apr||Auditorium||8:00pm||£15 (£12.50), £10.00|
|Reasons to be Cheerful - Thu 5 Apr 8:00pm Thu 5 Apr||Auditorium||8:00pm||£15 (£12.50), £10.00|
|Reasons to be Cheerful - Fri 6 Apr 8:00pm Fri 6 Apr||Auditorium||8:00pm||£15 (£12.50), £10.00|
|Reasons to be Cheerful - Sat 7 Apr 2:30pm Sat 7 Apr||Auditorium||2:30pm||£15 (£12.50), £10.00|
|Reasons to be Cheerful - Sat 7 Apr 8:00pm Sat 7 Apr||Auditorium||8:00pm||£15 (£12.50), £10.00|
Rough, ready and bl**dy brilliant
— Time Out
It’s always engaging. And in those moments when the story, the rock ‘n’ roll mentality and the music come together, it’s unstoppable.
— The Times
The Musical is a Graeae Theatre Company triumph. The BBC-banned Spasticus Autisticus is joyfully defiant…the stage gives off a million volts.
— The Guardian
It’s got a heart of gold and with an excellent band, it’s a must for die-hard Dury fans.
— Daily Mail