***** ‘Be Ian, be you but really, just be in this audience.’ A Younger Theatre
***** ‘You won’t see anything else like it’ Broadway Baby
Recipients of the Pleasance’s Charlie Hartill Fund for Theatre 2016
1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher… Remember it?
Because we don’t. We weren’t even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We’ve got f*ck all now (Ian tells us). So, we’re going back to 1989. We’re gonna neck a brown biscuit. We’re gonna get off our peanuts. We’re gonna bounce around like idiots. And Ian’s going to show us how. We’re mad fer it. And you will be too. Let’s party.
Using anecdotes from their 46 year old friend Ian about the glory days, IBWMB naively and hysterically attempt to recreate the party: a messy, multimedia mish-mash of clowning, dance routines and lip-syncing. Scored by Ian’s favourite tracks from the era.
Nominated for Total Theatre Award in the Emerging Company Category 2016
Winners of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2016
Sold Out Show Edinburgh 2016
‘The fringe guide’s ‘Comedy’ and ‘Clown’ labels don’t come close. What was crowd control in the first five minutes becomes, or rather cunningly evokes, a genuine symbiosis between audience and performers’ Exeunt
‘The unbelievable amount of energy injected into the piece is infectious and for an hour we are definitely Ian’ ★★★★ The British Theatre Guide
UNRESERVED SEATED/STANDING // KOMEDIA DOWNSTAIRS // 9+ (under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult) // 50 MIN