From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Written and directed by Adrian Berry

6 Mar 10 Mar
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From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

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The moving tale of a young David Bowie obsessive.

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed production returns to Jacksons Lane after three sell-out national tours and a successful run at the Edinburgh festival.

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 production featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman as David Bowie.

With a blistering soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.


Age Guidance: 14+
Duration: 1 hour 20 mins, no interval
Show info: Contains depictions of eating disorders and mental illness.
Latecomers: We are unable to admit latecomers to this performance; please allow ample time to arrive and collect your tickets.

"Riveting, packed full of restless energy. An intimate, intensely vulnerable performance"

The Stage

"Unmissable! A delight of music and imagery for any Bowie fan"

Everything Theatre

"A melodious and emotional pilgrimage peppered with lots of dark laughs"

The Upcoming

"touching Bowie oddity ... sharply observed, compelling one-man show"

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Berry has put together an amazing story … in Alex Walton, that story comes to life beautifully”

London Theatre 1

“a very beautiful performance … an intricate tapestry that is a joy to watch, Bowie fan or not”

Theatre Weekly

“A fascinating exploration of a disturbed mind, intelligently written, superbly performed.”

British Theatre Guide

“Berry has produced innovative, intense and compelling theatre”

Behind the Arras

“Walton gave a riveting performance as Martin … Throughout, Bowie was there, a tangible presence”

Lucy Loves Circus

“a piece with such a heart that it stays with me for a great deal of time afterwards”

Theatre Full Stop

“a veritable audible feast … a must-see”

Theatre News

“an astute piece of work, which credits Bowie’s work and reputation in an unexpected, inventive and subtly incisive manner”

Musical Theatre Review

“Walton’s performance as Martin is faultless”

Theatre Full Stop

“tender, funny and beautifully observed, with a nice undercurrent of sly humour”

Exeunt

“Walton effortlessly moves from soaring ecstasy to cowering desperation in the blink of an eye”

Broadway Baby

“brilliant physical performance … this is a show worth catching”

The Reviews Hub

Cast & creatives

  • Alex Walton
    Martin
  • Adrian Berry
    Director

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