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Our Style is Legendary

by Daniel Hoffmann-Gill

Directed by Laura Farnworth. Produced by Hard Graft Theatre Company

Tristan Bates Theatre
from Mon 14 March to Saturday 2 April 2011

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Our Style Is Legendary is a dark comedy about teenagers set over a five year period in St Ann’s Nottingham. Our Style is Legendary’s 22 song soundtrack is a key element in the play. The words of Chuck D, Ice Cube and Ice-T are the only adult voices the young characters respect. The play is based on true events in the 1980s and was initially developed by Nottingham Playhouse.

The cast includes James Hooton (the Swinging Man), Dimeji Sadiq (Michael), Jarrod Cooke (Danny), Annishia Lunette (Shelley), Kent Riley (Stone). It is directed by Laura Farnworth with design by Rich White and lighting by Andy Purves. Our Style Is Legendary is produced by Hard Graft Theatre Company.

Laura Farnworth is currently directing ‘New Year’s Revolution’ at the Gate. She is developing two new projects with writer Annie Siddons and new work by Lydia Adetunji. She has been assistant director to Marianne Elliott, Ramin Gray and Thea Sharrock. Daniel Hoffmann-Gill’s work includes Award winning ‘Kirky’, a BBC HD commission comedy character set in Nottingham. As an actor his recent work includes the film ‘My Last Five Girlfriends’, workshops of ‘Old Times’ directed by Harry Burton and ‘Hamlet’ for Ian Rickson. He was in ‘The Girl Who Kept A Fly As a Pet’ directed by Laura Farnworth at the National in 2009.

James Hooton has played Sam Dingle in ITV’s Emmerdale since 1995. He appeared in Shane Meadows’ film ‘Twenty Four Seven’ and stage work include as the lead in Alan Sillitoe’s ‘The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner’ and in ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ both at Nottingham Playhouse, and in two productions at the Bush Theatre. Kent Riley was the Artful Dodger in ‘Oliver’ at the London Palladium. He was in ‘The Patty Duke TV’ film in the US and played Zak Ramsay in Channel 4 ‘Hollyoaks for 6 years. Jarrod Cooke will be seen in new thriller ‘The Holding’ with Vincent Regan and David Bradley in June. Annishia Lunette has played Ellie in ‘Heartbreak House’.

Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower Street WC2H 9NP
Box Office 020 7240 6283
Perfs Mon to Sat 7.30pm
Mats Tues 15 Mar 3.00pm, Sat 19 Mar, Sat 26 Mar, Sat 2 April 2.00pm.
Running Time 90 mins
Prices: £14.00 (£10.00 concs)
Tube: Leicester Square
Buses: 24, 29, 176, 14, 19, 38
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk

30 January 2011