Lenny Henry in Rudy’s Rare Records
Starring Lenny Henry, and based on the BBC Radio 4 series, this touching, toe-tapping comedy is set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham, which is owned by the irrepressible Rudy Sharpe with the assistance of his long-suffering son Adam.
With Rudy’s chaotic “if it ain’t on the shelf, it’s on the floor” style clashing with Adam’s love for order, the record shop becomes a battleground for both men. When Adam’s son (E4 and YouTube star, Joivan Wade) comes back from uni, a whole new rhythm gets added to the mix! But when greedy developers spot the shop, father and son must put their differences aside and battle to keep the music alive.
Featuring music by Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley and The Sugarhill Gang – all played live by an onstage band.
Rudy’s Rare Records stars Lenny Henry, one of the country’s best loved personalities, who has recently established himself as a formidable actor (Othello – Trafalgar Studios, Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award, Comedy of Errors – National Theatre). The show is written by co-creator Danny Robins.
This is a family show but some content may not be suitable for very young audiences. A PG rating would be recommended.
24 Sep – 5 Oct 2014
For more info and Connected Events – http://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/rudysrarerecords