From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Written and directed by Adrian Berry6 Mar — 10 Mar
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"
"Unmissable! A delight of music and imagery for any Bowie fan"
"A melodious and emotional pilgrimage peppered with lots of dark laughs"
"touching Bowie oddity ... sharply observed, compelling one-man show"
“Berry has put together an amazing story … in Alex Walton, that story comes to life beautifully”
“a very beautiful performance … an intricate tapestry that is a joy to watch, Bowie fan or not”
“A fascinating exploration of a disturbed mind, intelligently written, superbly performed.”
“Berry has produced innovative, intense and compelling theatre”
“Walton gave a riveting performance as Martin … Throughout, Bowie was there, a tangible presence”
“a piece with such a heart that it stays with me for a great deal of time afterwards”
“a veritable audible feast … a must-see”
“an astute piece of work, which credits Bowie’s work and reputation in an unexpected, inventive and subtly incisive manner”
“Walton’s performance as Martin is faultless”
“tender, funny and beautifully observed, with a nice undercurrent of sly humour”
“Walton effortlessly moves from soaring ecstasy to cowering desperation in the blink of an eye”
“brilliant physical performance … this is a show worth catching”
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