2020 Special Edition
By popular demand the sell-out multi-media show about Hull rock legend Mick Ronson is back with some new additions for 2020. Featuring a live rock band, a classical string quartet, film projection and storytelling ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ will take you on a moving joyous journey through the life and music of Mick Ronson.
The stellar line-up of talent includes rock musicians who played with Mick Ronson and David Bowie, with Keith ‘Ched’ Cheesman (The Rats) John Cambridge (The Rats & The Hype), John Bentley (Squeeze), alongside Kristian Eastwood, Bobby Joyce, Rachael Jarvis & Phil Keech. With a string quartet of classically trained musicians ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ tells the real story of the local lad who rocked the music world.
Written by Garry Burnett and ‘Made in Hull’ writer Rupert Creed, the show features a vivid stage design by Ed Ullyart, powerful film content by Anna Bean, and stunning lighting by Jason Addison.
“Turn and the Face the Strange is a masterpiece everyone needs to see” (Hull Live)
“A brilliant show” (Yorkshire Post)
Running Time: 3hrs approx
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