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Graeae Theatre Company

Graeae presents

Reasons to be Cheerful

by Paul Sirett

Nadia Albina & John Kelly singing Spasticus Autisticus
The cast of Reasons to be Cheerful singing Sweet Gene Vincent
Nadia Albina, Dan McGowan and Jude Mahon singing Billericay Dickie
Standing Ovation at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Synopsis

Reasons to be Cheerful by Paul Sirett

Graeae in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East and New Wolsey Theatre

Reasons to be Cheerful – a musical set in 1979, featuring Dury classics from ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’ to ‘Spasticus Autisticus’. A top class cast and scorching live band pay tribute to Ian Dury’s anarchic spirit in this riotous coming-of-age tale.

The 2010 production was notably supported by the Blockheads. Sir Peter Blake, Ian Dury’s mentor, donated a limited edition print of the Reasons to be Cheerful single album artwork, to mark his appreciation.

 

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Production Credits

Direction – Jenny Sealey

Musical direction – Robert Hyman

Design – Gaelle Mellis

Lighting design – Ian Scott

Choreography – Sally Marie

Sound design – Lewis Gibson

Video – Mark Haig

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Performance Schedule

14th October - 13th November 2010

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Media

Reasons to be Cheerful - A Note from the writer


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Reasons to be Cheerful - Audio description of the set


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Reasons to be Cheerful - Audio description of characters and costume


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Reasons to be Cheerful - Production credits


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