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‘Reflective & thoughtfully funny piece of theatre’: CHASING BONO – Soho Theatre ★★★★

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“It sounds like a fecking dog biscuit,” a young Neil McCormick responds to the news that his friend Paul Hewson is changing his name to Bono in this hilarious but touching new play by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais – just one moment that highlights the level of competitiveness and disillusionment the character feels going up against a little band called U2.

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WATCH: When the writer’s in the room & you’re playing him… in Chasing Bono

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What do as an actor when the writer’s in the room… and you’re playing him? Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement’s new stage play Chasing Bono is based on I Was Bono’s Doppelganger, the memoir written by now-music critic Neil McCormick, who’s been closely involved in the production. Young Irish singer-songwriter Niall McNamee plays Neil onstage. Awkward? Watch our video interviews with both to find out. Time to get booking!