The Georgian Theatre Royal

Richmond, North Yorkshire

01748 825252


Powerful Bowie-inspired drama set to rock

Posted on 15/02/2017 by Helga Pearson in The Georgian Theatre Royal David Bowie Adrian Berry Alex Walton

David Bowie fans are in for a treat with an astonishing physical piece of solo theatre telling the story of a young Bowie obsessive on Thursday 16 February at 7.30pm.

Featuring the music of David Bowie and the voice of comedian Rob Newman as Bowie himself, the production sold-out for its three-week run in London and was Critic’s Choice in the Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Time Out.

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads is a darkly funny and moving tour-de-force solo show written and directed by Adrian Berry and starring Alex Walton as a teenage Bowie fan with an illness that no one understands and a head full of sound and vision.

Martin lives at home with his mother, his father having departed soon after his birth and never seen again. Martin has inherited his father’s obsession with David Bowie and writes letters to him, living in a world of books, music and fantasy to which he escapes. Martin also rarely eats. On his 18th birthday his mother gives him an envelope which his father requested she do. Inside Martin discovers a letter Bowie had written to his father, and a map with instructions. Martin embarks on a journey across London to discover the birthplace, haunts and history of his hero and retrace his father’s footsteps, before making a final, chilling discovery at the bank of the River Thames.

Both powerful and touching, magic and realism collide in this contemporary theatrical road movie against a blistering Bowie soundtrack.

Tickets from £11 to £16 are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service on this website

The show has an age guidance of 16+ and has adult content.

What the critics have said:

"Sends you back to the music with renewed joy. It’s done with love, Berry the director gets an intense performance from Walton." The Times

“Accomplished, totally engaging, Alex Walton shines.” The Telegraph

“Adrian Berry’s tender, tentative play...riveting, packed full of restless energy. Alex Walton gives an intimate, intensely vulnerable performance.” The Stage

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