Memories of the Blockheads

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FANS of Ian Drury and the Blockheads will be able to relive their memories of the band and the era with a new production at Nottingham Playhouse.

Reasons to be Cheerful, which has been described as part play and part gig, features the hits of Ian Drury and the Blockheads performed by a live band.

Set in 1979 and taking its title from the Blockheads’ single of that year, the play tells the tale of Vinnie who, along with his friends, wants to see the Blockheads who are performing a sold-out gig at the Hammersmith Odeon.

Director Jenny Sealey MBE, who is from Nottingham, said: “This show has got classic Blockheads songs, a story that we hope will have you laughing and crying in equal measures and a motley cast and production team that would make Kilburn and the High Roads look respectable.

“We hope this show helps to bring Ian Dury to a new generation and inspire them.”

The show runs from 3rd until 7th April and is suitable for people aged 14 and above.

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