From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Fri 19 January 2018

Spring 2018 |
Written and Directed by Adrian Berry
Performed by Alex Walton
The voice of Rob Newman


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"A touching Bowie oddity, compelling, sharply observed, impressive conviction & touchingly believable.”

The Guardian

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production tells the tale of a young David Bowie obsessive Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever...

Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tour-de-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.

Age guidance: 16+



Company

Adrian Berry is Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane in London. He is also the writer and director of Jack Pleasure and Dye Young/Stay Pretty amongst many other productions.

Alex Walton is an acclaimed actor of stage & screen, working internationally and also the lead in the new film for the band Suede to accompany their new album Night Thoughts.

Rob Newman was the first comedian to sell out Wembley Arena and is an acclaimed writer, impressionist and novelist.
{Cast and creative}
Cast and creative

Writer and Director: Adrian Berry
Performer: Alex Walton

Voice Of David Bowie: Rob Newman
Voice of Glenda: Margaret Campbell

Set & Costume Design: Andie Scott
Sound Designer: Alan Boyd
Digital & Projection Mark Morreau
Stage Manager & re-light (Edinburgh): Tom Clutterbuck 
Tour Producer: Makin Projects
Stage Manager & re-light (UK tour): John Keir Tabert 
Lighting designer (London): Sarah Cowan
PR: Chloe Nelkin Consultants
Photography: Ben Hopper
Promo film editor: Sam Beviit for Flipbook Cinema 
Graphic Design: Eight Design

The Duffy image of David Bowie/Aladdin Sane is granted with the kind permission of The Duffy Archive

Supported by Jacksons Lane




Reviews

★★★★★
'Unmissable, emotional...perfection'

Everything Theatre

★★★★★
'Understands the poignant, personal nature of true fandom, tender, funny and beautifully observed'

Exeunt Magazine

'A touching Bowie oddity, compelling, sharply observed, impressive conviction & touchingly believable'
The Guardian

'A faultless performance, fantastic, wonderful, clever'
Theatre Full Stop

"Sends you back to the music with renewed joy. It’s done with love, Berry the director gets an intense performance from Walton"
The Times

'A must-see, and not just for Bowie fans....it connects on so many levels, an emotional journey. You’ve shared something of Berry’s soul and you’ll be the better person for the experience'
Theatre News

'Berry has created this compelling & heartbreaking narrative....joyfully hilarious... keeps you hooked the whole time. Completely beautiful and moving'
A Younger Theatre

'Accomplished, engaging, Alex Walton shines'
The Telegraph

'In this haunting and beautifully delivered one man production, Adrian Berry has put together an amazing story of one boy’s journey from everything he knows out into the wide world in search of his dream'
London Theatre One

'Adrian Berry’s tender, tentative play...riveting, packed full of restless energy. Alex Walton gives an intimate, intensely vulnerable performance'
The Stage

"A poignant, mesmerising performance. There were tears. Sheer beauty, I felt my universe had shifted, and the stars look very different today"
Lucy Loves Circus

‘Unexpected, inventive & subtly incisive’
Musical Theatre Review

‘Heartwarming, poetic and vivid, sensitive and delightful, a real reminder of just how important it is to have people to look up to’
Love London Love Culture

"Excellent, moving, a refreshing and much-needed production"
Arts Scene Wales

'An enthralling hour of theatre in atmospheric surroundings that will blow your minds'
Mind the Blog

'A melodious and emotional pilgrimage peppered with lots of dark laughs, Berry’s show reminds us how important our musical heroes can be"
The Upcoming

'Alex Walton is captivating. A lament on behalf of the lost and the lonely'
The Reviews Hub

'Walton pulls out all the stops. A fine meditation on a great man'
London City Nights

'Moving and touching, it blew me away. I cried my eyes out. You forget you're in a theatre, and you can't ask for much more than that'
BBC London Live

'Heartfelt, bursting with integrity. Alex Walton gives an extraordinary, knock-out performance' The List

show details

Dates: Fri 19 Jan
Times: 8pm
Running time:  Approx 1hr
Prices: £14.50 (£12.50 Conc)
Charges: £1 postage

Venue: Unity One

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