Lee Mark Jones’ outrageous performance A Rock N Roll Suicide! is ready to rock Preston as part of Lancashire Fringe Festival.
The in-your-face performance – which has had amazing reviews from a stint at Edinburgh Fringe -will play at Preston’s leading music venue The Ferret on Monday, May 20.
It’s a Ziggy Stardust-inspired tragical tour through the life of a nearly-rockstar, where darkness meets anarchy against a live music and video backdrop.
The show follows the bizarre life choices of Mark’s character, backed by a line-up of legendary music references including Lemmy, Slash, Axl, Blondie, Joey Ramone and Joan Jett.
The Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned specialises in chaotic and surreal contemporary theatre and performance, as a response to surrealism becoming mainstream.
Lee said: “I intend to attract a new kind of audience which does not usually go to the theatre; an audience craving strange journeys of darkness, horror, suspense, and wonder. All these thrills we will provoke into life, in the flesh, breathing and bleeding on stage, and right in your face.”
“I love Lee, he’s dangerous and doesn’t give a f**k and I love that.” Chris Thorpe
“Among the most blisteringly bold theatre I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, one thing is certain: you will never forget it.” Miles Jackson EDFringe review 2018 ****
“It also has the gloriously anarchic edginess of the likes of ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘The Mighty Boosh’, while still absolutely creating its own persona. This is gloriously silly, wonderfully twisted, and from the mind of a very clever ‘boy’. We absolutely loved it. More please!” The Write Angle, Max Lantone
“Bold artistic instincts and vision.” Pippa Frith, Fierce Festival Producer.
“The show’s singular highlight was when Jones, dressed as Jesus, offered audience members the Holy Eucharist consisting of Monster Munch and cheap red wine? Take this advice literally and avoid this nightmare at all costs.” Lauren James EDFringe 2018 review *
See A Rock N Roll Suicide! by Lee mark Jones at The Ferret, 55 Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 2XQ on Monday, May 20 at 8pm.
Lancashire Fringe Festival is a FREE event. The festival operates a Pay What You Decide model, where audiences can make an optional donation after the show. No tickets required. Just turn up!