Meeting Joe Strummer. A play by Paul Hodson, on tour 2010

Meeting Joe Strummer by Paul Hodson

A passionate punk comedy about attitude, friendship and celebrity and a celebration of the man who set the agenda for a generation.

Nick and Steve’s lives were transformed by Joe Strummer and The Clash’s potent mix of politics, soulful rock’n’roll and iconic imagery.

1978. The lads see The Clash for the first time, headlining the Anti-Nazi League carnival in Victoria Park. It’s as if they take an oath to stay true to the values embodied in that day…

2002. Strummer’s tragic and unexpected early death forces Nick and Steve to re-evaluate their lives.

Winner of a Fringe First award, this heartfelt, comic play charts Nick and Steve’s attempts to maintain their ‘oath’ to Strummer while living through Thatcherism, paying the bills and maintaining relationships – how the lads grew up in the real world in the shadow of their hero.

‘theatre’s High Fidelity’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘Paul Hodson’s marvellous play… it’s required viewing, not just for Strummer’s many admirers, but also for anyone who enjoys funny, perceptive and passionately sincere new writing’ Manchester Evening News

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