Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of a new Hull City of Culture multimedia show written by Garry Burnett and Rupert Creed about Hull rock legend Mick Ronson.
Turn And Face The Strange takes place in August at the Freedom Centre, Hull, close to where Mick Ronson is buried and where he grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. The show tells the Hull story of legendary guitarist Mick Ronson from his early years with bands such as The Rats and The Crestas, through his groundbreaking collaboration with David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars, to his innovative work as an album producer and collaborator with the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Morrissey.
This show will dig beneath the best-known stories of Mick Ronson to give a full picture of the man and his music. With a specially formed band we will explore his remarkable talent and the impact he had on countless people’s lives.
– Rupert Creed
Through the memories of friends, fans and fellow musicians, personal photographs and archive film, and the stunning music of a live band, Turn And Face The Strange will portray the extraordinary talent of Mick Ronson. With an accompanying exhibition of photographs and rare memorabilia, take a unique trip through time, image and sound, and be part of the Mick Ronson story.
Rupert Creed is the writer of 2017 Hull City of Culture’s award-winning opening event Made In Hull, and co-writer of Turn And Face The Strange with east Hull-born author Garry Burnett.
Rupert says: “This show will dig beneath the best-known stories of Mick Ronson to give a full picture of the man and his music. With a specially formed band we will explore his remarkable talent and the impact he had on countless people’s lives.”
Interest in the show has already extended to a worldwide audience with visitors from the US, Japan, Europe and South America booking to visit Hull specifically to see Turn And Face The Strange in City of Culture year.
Turn And Face The Strange takes place at the Freedom Centre, Preston Road, Hull, from Tuesday 15 August to Saturday 19 August, at 7.30pm, with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2pm.
This is a Hull 2017 Creative Community Programme (CCP) project.