£22.50 full price
£20 seniors; students.
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Fri, 7th December at 7:30pm
In December 1978, Vivian Stanshall, - lead singer of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - recorded his meisterwerk Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; an LP honed over many Peel Sessions and described by The Telegraph as ‘Downton Abbey meets Gormenghast’. In 2010 it was revived as a stage show by Liverpool actor and musician Michael Livesley, winning an armada of 5* reviews in the national press and the approval of Viv’s celebrity fans. Stephen Fry, said; ‘Michael Livesley embodies to perfection the spirit and brilliance of Vivian Stanshall and adds his own measure of outrageous talent too.'
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Livesley and his band will once more reanimate the heroically drunk Sir Henry and the other grotesques who inhabit Rawlinson End for a special one night only performance of Viv’s classic at The Bloomsbury Theatre London. This performance will reunite Vivian’s Dog Ends band, including founder Bonzo Dog Rodney ‘Rhino’ Slater, The Rutles’ John ‘Barry Won’ Halsey, The Mekons’ Susie Honeyman and Andy Roberts of GRIMMS, who played the theatre back in 1991 with the great man himself.
Other guest stars involve members of mediaeval Prog rockers ‘Gryphon’. This is a never to be repeated celebration of the genius and the artistry of the late great Vivian Stanshall and features not only a complete performance of his meisterwerk, but also sundry performance, recollection and whimsy from a cast of his collaborators.