Leon Fleming’s punk-rock one-man play about hero worship transfers into London’s West End after a UK tour, starring Dario Coates (Coronation Street, ITV; Another Country, Chichester Festival Theatre & Trafalgar Studios West End) and directed by Scott Le Crass (Cancel the Sunshine, The Hope Theatre).
★★★★★ “The hairs start to stand on the back of your neck and you unexpectedly find yourself (…) perched on exquisite tenterhooks” (Grumpy Gay Critic)
Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious may have been a junkie and an alcoholic (and, let’s be honest, not much of a musician), but he was PUNK. More than anyone else at the birth of the punk movement, he kicked against the system and spat in the face of polite conformity. For Craig, living in a world that just eats people up and spits them out as mindless zombies, a place where people leave him and are never seen again, this long-dead anti-hero is all he has to keep him on the straight and narrow, to keep him from joining all the other sheep. And he’s not having a good day.
★★★★★ “Immersive theatre (…) gripping and provocative ” (LondonTheatre1)
This new 50 minute one-man play features a “mesmeric” performance (Theatre Wales) from Dario Coates as Craig, best know for playing Alex Neeson on long-running soap opera Coronation Street. SID is directed by one of the UKs most up-and-coming young directors, Scott Le Crass, who has been directing new work in London’s Off West End for over 8 years. The show comes to London after a rip-roaring successful UK tour, with sell-out performances and great critical acclaim.
★★★★ “Quick, energetic and focussed (…) recommended” London City Nights
If you’ve ever been obsessed with someone; if you’ve ever taken solace in music; if you’re an ageing punk who feels like the world is getting stranger every day – this is the convention-breaking, cutting edge theatre show for you.
19th September – 8th October
Above the Arts Theatre
Monday – Saturday, 10pm
020 7836 8463