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Garage Band

by Andy Barrett

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate Colchester Essex CO1 1PT
Box Office 01206 573948

www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Garage Band a comedy by Andy Barrett and directed by Paul Hodson will be at the Mercury Theatre Studio from Wednesday 20 Feb – Saturday 9 March. Garage Band was originally seen at Nottingham Playhouse in 2009.

Preview footage: http://youtu.be/QHfYbZmNAZ8

Four middle-aged, middle-class misfits try to spark a punk revival featuring electric guitar, head-banging and existentialist philosophy, recapturing the anarchic energy of the late 1970s, and thrashing through the back-catalogues of The Damned, The Clash, and The Buzzcocks.

Andy Barrett’s other work includes ‘Dolly’ a musical about Dolly The Sheep at Leicester Curve in 2010. His adaptation of Ibsen’s ‘League of Youth’ is published by Nick Hern. Paul Hodson’s play ‘Meeting Joe Strummer’ won an Edinburgh Fringe First.

In the cast are Mark Jardine, Benedict Relton, Liz Kettle, Danny Brown. Design is by Richard Foxton, with lighting by Dave Blake and sound by Rory Cameron. Mark Jardine is recreating his role as Danny in Garage Band at Nottingham Playhouse. He was also in Andy Barrett’s ‘The League of Youth’. Liz Kettle has been in many Katie Mitchell productions at the National Theatre. She was Titania in the RSC’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ last year. Benedict Relton performed at V Festival 2010 as percussionist/drummer for The Hours and also for Faithless at the World Music Awards 2007.

Garage Band Wed 20 Feb – Sat 9 March Running Time: 2 hrs
Performance times Wed 20 – Tues 26 Feb, Mon 4 & Tues 5 March 8.30pm, Fri 1 – Sat 9 March 9.30pm (exc Mon 4 & Tues 5), Matinees Fri 1 & 8 March 2.30pm, Sats 2 & 9 March 4.30pm

12 February 2013