As an artist, Ian Dury is unique in the annals of British rock music. Contracting polio at the age of seven (which resulted in the paralysis of his left leg, shoulder and arm), Dury didn’t let this stop him from becoming an accomplished musician.
‘If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything’ as the saying says. Reasons to Be Cheerful quite literally had a packed house standing to its feet in exuberant applause at the Theatre Royal Stratford East where it was first performed in 2010.
This boisterous musical featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads is a hit production from Graeae Theatre Company that gets the audience on their feet from beginning to end.