Reasons to be Cheerful

Audio-described performance Musical Theatre

Audio described in-house.

A gritty, coming of age musical celebrating the infectious hits of Ian Dury and the Blockheads comes to Southampton

Following a hugely successful tour in 2012, Reasons to be Cheerful will visit seven regions around the country this year, including Nuffield Southampton Theatres from 26-30 September 2017.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ seminal album ‘New Boots and Panties!!’, this coming of age tale rejoices in the infectious and enduring music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Part gig, part play, Reasons to be Cheerful features a catalogue of the band’s hits, including the disability rights anthem ‘Spasticus Autisticus’, which was performed by the cast at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, as well as stone-cold classic songs like ‘Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick’ and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’, brought to life by an inclusive cast of 15 actors and musicians.

Using Graeae’s signature theatrical language, all performances of Reasons to be Cheerful seamlessly include British Sign Language, audio description and creative captioning.

Please note that this is an audio described performance at an independent venue. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.

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Nuffield Southampton

University RoadSouthamptonSO17 1TR
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