From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a play celebrating David Bowie, comes to the Unity this week (January 19) as part of a UK tour.
Described as “a theatrical road movie, thrillingly evoking Bowie’s London”, it tells the story of Martin, a young man living in a small Northamptonshire village, struggling with mental health issues.
When he receives an unexpected gift on his 18th birthday, he goes to London following his obsession with Bowie, where he is propelled on a surreal and thrilling journey. He performs on the stage where Ziggy Stardust was born, finds himself in Bowie’s bedroom and is led on a treasure trail to discover the truth about himself and his family. What follows will change his life forever…
The production features Alex Walton (the lead actor in Suede’s Bowie homage ‘Night Thoughts’ film), and the voice of comedian Rob Newman as Bowie.
Director and writer Adrian Berry says: “When we started thinking about the show originally in 2015 our ambitions were to maybe do a little run in a London fringe theatre, 50 seats or so. Now over 100 performances later, to be playing such beautiful and big houses at some of the most prestigious venues in the country is more than we ever dreamt of.
“The response has been unexpected but hugely welcome. It’s still very recently that David passed away, so we hope we are serving his legacy in the best possible way.”
Adrian trained as an actor in Liverpool, and is currently artistic director of Jacksons Lane, London, a leading venue for circus and visual theatre.
For more info, see the Unity’s website.