Anarchy and hero worship. Sid rocks up to London’s Above The Arts Theatre

Sid. Image Roy Tan.
Sid. Image Roy Tan.

The punk theme continues in London’s West End with the opening on September 19 of Sid, which transfers to Above the Arts Theatre following a five-star, sellout UK tour.

Leon Fleming’s one-man punk-rock play about hero worship, stars Dario Coates (Coronation Street; Another Country at Chichester Festival Theatre) and is directed by Scott Le Crass.

Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious may have been a junkie and an alcoholic (and, let’s be honest, not much of a musician), but he was PUNK.

More than anyone else at the birth of this 1970’s cultural revolution, he kicked against the system and spat in the face of polite conformity.

Dario Coates

For Craig, living in a world that just eats people up and spits them out as mindless zombies, a place where people leave him and are never seen again, this long-dead anti-hero is all he has to keep him on the straight and narrow, to keep him from joining all the other sheep……..And he’s not having a good day.

This new 50 minute monologue features a mesmeric performance (Theatre Wales) from Dario Coates as Craig, best known for playing Alex Neeson (Michelle Connor’s biological son) in Corrie.

If you’ve ever been obsessed with someone; if you’ve ever taken solace in music; if you’re an ageing punk who feels like the world is getting stranger every day – this is the convention-busting, cutting edge show for you.​

Sid runs Above The Arts Theatre from September 19-October 8.

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