GLASTONBURY - The Play
John Bownas - 09 September 2002
We know you. We know that you are in a state of withdrawal. The festival season is over, and it's going to be months before you can struggle with remembering which poles go where and you have to agonise about whether to see Alabama 3 or Sugababes - who the organisers have so inconsiderately put on at the same time.
But fear not friends! For Keith Allen, Zoe Lewis and the inimitable Damien Hirst are here to rescue you from months of festivallessness...
GLASTONBURY THE PLAY
Seline Prima is the primadonna starlet trying to gain credibility whilst winding up everyone around her. Freddy went to public school, then dropped out to hippidom - now he's jumped the fence with his circus troupe, intent on performing and having a good time. Marie meets Freddie. Marie is young and hates it. She want EXPERIENCE and soaks it up like a sponge. Champion is Seline's publicist. He hates the mud but loves his client. He's got her to himself (and a couple of hundred thousand fans) for the weekend, but he's also got a girlfriend...Babe - she's a model, and she has pursuaded her boyfriend to camp. Babe knows about being loved, but can't remember liking herself. Nevin is a drunken Essex unemployed builder who hates anything that resembles Freddie and everything Freddie represents.
'Glastonbury' will be played out under canvas on sets designed by Hirst. Zoe Lewis wrote the play after years of music
business experience, and the play is being Produced by our favourite fool, Keith Allen. It will be touring the country and
playing on the following dates:
Cardiff, Bute Park - ALABAMA 3 / JOE STRUMMER. (16-19 Oct)
Manchester, Whitworth Park - NEW ORDER (23-26 Oct)
Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park - UB40 (30-NOV)
Brighton, The Level - FATBOY SLIM (6-10 NOV)
DOORS ARE AT 7pm, SHOWTIME IS 8pm and DJs/BANDS PLAYING FROM 9.30PM (MATINEE PERFORMANCES AT 2PM on SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
There's a pre-tour party tonite in Camden, and I for one will be trying to gatecrash!! (on fact postscript newsflash: I made it in, and look what goodies I have secured for you lucky readers - check out our competition here, courtesy of milktwosugars! You'll also find a gallery of mugshots lurking at the bottom of the homepage.)
For more details of the show contact Phill on 020 7636 6996 or look at the savageandsavage website.