Live theatre returns to Preston with a rock 'n' roll flavour

Shock-rock theatre show A Rock 'N' Roll Suicide will be the first live performance held in the city since lockdown, when it runs on October 1.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 3:45 pm
Lee Mark Jones at Ziggy Stardust

The show, which the autobiographical tale of creator Lee Mark Jones, is part of a season of live gigs kicking off at The Ferret in ???, Preston, on Thursday, September 17.

Dream-pop outfit Audreys Dance will be the first band to perform in the new socially-distanced venue.

A Rock 'N' Roll Suicide first came to Preston as a work-in-progress in May 2019 as part of Lancashire Fringe Festival before taking Edinburgh Fringe by storm - and was scheduled to return in March before it's forced cancellation due to covid-19 lockdown.

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Lee Mark Jones in action on stage

It sees Lee Mark Jones retrace his life as a nearly-rock star against a backdrop of videos and scenes from his early life, while belting out songs from his punk, glam and rock career.

It's story of a man who comes to terms with himself after the diagnosis of an undiagnosed condition ADHD that unknown to him, has defined his life.

Produced by Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned, it features "in-your-face" brutal storytelling and tales about Lemmy, Slash, Axl Rose, Blondie, Joey Ramone and Joan Jett.

The show will be supported by local acoustic pop act Masters of the Scene – who are Roxanne Flynn and Fil Hamilton.

Mr Jones said: "We are taking it back to the real grass roots, to real people who may not have the chance to see live theatre."

He added: "I intend to attract a new kind of audience which does not usually go to the theatre; an audience craving strange journeys of darkness, horror, suspense, and wonder. All these thrills we will provoke into life, in the flesh, breathing and bleeding on stage, and right in your face."

Tickets are available here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/491195