From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 7 Jan, 20:00

Advisory age: 16+

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Written and directed by Adrian Berry
Performed by Alex Walton
Featuring the voice of Rob Newman
Choreography by Layla Rosa (Shunt)

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive.

Martin is a boy with problems - an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever...

Powerful and touching, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving tour-de-force solo show featuring Alex Walton and the voice of comedian Rob Newman. With a blistering Bowie soundtrack, the life of the pop fan is dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.

This brand new and updated production, fresh from sold out runs in London, Edinburgh and Germany, plays Reading the day before Bowie's 70th birthday and a few days after the 1st anniversary of his death.

Join us afterwards in the MacDevitts Studio for a Special Bowie club night - free to ticket holders - hosted by Darklands after the show. Listen and dance through till midnight and see in the legend's 70th birthday!

Ticket information

£12, £9 members - become a member

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads


  • "Adrian Berry's first play turns out to be that rarest of things: a fringe play which exceeds all expectations."

    Time Out
  • "A precocious wit and acuity underscored by emotional fragility, through an intelligent narrative" 

    The Stage
  • "The kind of psycho-drama that doesn't get made anymore... Rob Newman's uncannily accurate impersonation of Bowie... wonderful " ****


Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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