Reasons to be Cheerful

Graeae's hit musical with Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest songs.

An acclaimed coming-of-age tale performed by a red-hot cast and scorching live band. Graeae’s hit musical makes a triumphant return to London, following an acclaimed UK tour, standing ovations and mass sing-alongs all round. Written by Paul Sirett and directed by Graeae’s Jenny Sealey, Reasons to be Cheerful features Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ greatest hits including ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’, ‘Spasticus Autisticus’ and ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’.

Recommended for ages 14+

Strong language (spoken, captioned and signed) and sexual references.

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Event Images

Two men stand either side of a woman. They are wearing very colourful clothes

Two men stand either side of a woman. They are wearing very colourful clothes

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In an on-stage bar, a man is jumping up while playing guitar. Around him are other musicians and people dancing.

In an on-stage bar, a man is jumping up while playing guitar. Around him are other musicians and people dancing.

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The band stand on stage, bowing to their audience.

The band stand on stage, bowing to their audience.

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In the on-stage bar, the band plays and people sing along. The words are projected on to a screen.

In the on-stage bar, the band plays and people sing along. The words are projected on to a screen.

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Duration

2 hours 20 minutes