Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury – Liverpool Everyman
This is a must see for anyone interested in popular music, particularly in the punk phenomenon of the late ’70’s. A history of the highs and lows of Ian Dury’s career and life. Written by Jeff Merrifield and directed by Jeff Merrifield and Katherine Mainland, it is the perfect play for the Everyman’s intimate auditorium.
Mark White is incredible as Ian Dury. Extremely convincing both in song and character. Really the next best thing to seeing the man himself. He is assisted by Josh Darcy who plays Ian’s minder, Fred ‘Spider’ Rowe.
This is a real examination in song and words of how Ian ticked, his poetry, his attitude to disability and his love of rock ‘n roll.
If you are at all interested in music this is a must see. Hurry though, it ends tomorrow!
By the way, don’t go to see this if;
a) You are offended by bad language, and
b) You are Andrew Lloyd Webber!
Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury ends 12th November. Show starts at 7-30pm. Prices £10 and £14.50