Friday, 31 May 2013

Steve Marriott 1962 – 1964 Rarities Coming Soon on 10” Blue Vinyl

Coming soon from Wapping Wharf Records on 10” blue vinyl are 9 pre-Small Faces Steve Marriott tracks from 1962 – 1964. This collection includes much previously unreleased studio material.

And, as with all Wapping Wharf products, this is released in conjunction with the Steve Marriott estate.

Keep an eye on for further news and developments.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Riot Squad featuring David Bowie - Rare 1967 Mod EP to be released by Acid Jazz

Many thanks to for alerting us to the latest release in the 'Acid Jazz - Rare Mod' series - the upcoming Riot Squad and David Bowie EP from 1967.

Available to pre-order now in 7-inch vinyl, it’s officially listed as The Riot Squad 'The Toy Soldier' EP (AJX329S), featuring the band’s recordings when David Bowie was a member of the band in 1967. The band rehearsed at The Swan in Tottenham, with Bowie on vocals, and played live together for approximately nine weeks. There were also six recording sessions, at which Bowie recorded the four titles featured here.

The songs are:

1) Toy Soldier.

2) Silly Boy Blue.

3) I’m Waiting For My Man, (the Lou Reed song, released before the Velvet Underground)

4) Silver Treetop School For Boys

This release has been produced from the ‘faintest audio imprint of an antiquated reel to reel tape’ and never been officially released before.

If you want one, Acid Jazz is doing pre-orders via eBay for the vinyl, which will then ship in June. It sells for £5.99 + £1.50 p&p.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Fay Hallam Trinity announce Portsmouth show in July

The Fay Hallam Trinity are to play The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth on Saturday 20th July.

What's more, entry to the gig also gains you free entry to the excellent Hipshaker Club the night afterwards - a win-win situation.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Buckingham Palace Scooter Run - 25th May

Whitsun weekend is the TIMEBOX WEEKENDER which incorporates the BUCKINGHAM PALACE SCOOTER RUN that started life in the early eighties by Tony Class and the Phoenix Society and was resurrected a few years ago by the New Untouchables and Bar Italia Scooter Club. The meeting place is the iconic London landmark Carnaby Street where by early Saturday afternoon the whole street is full of Lambrettas and Vespas.

The route takes us through many of the Capitols tourist hot spots and iconic shopping streets turning heads and filling the air with two stroke fumes as we go. The final destination is the home of TIMEBOX CLUB; The Strongrooms in the Shoreditch district, with its huge car park with ample parking for 300 scooters it’s the perfect venue to host the alldayer.

From 3pm-3am entertainment includes live bands, DJs, scooter competition accompanied by sumptuous food from the BBQ all yes all for FREE!

The bank holiday Sunday we return to an old Mod venue the Phoenix in Cavendish Square behind Oxford Circus for a Northern Soul night from 9pm-3am. This Soul cellar with wooden dancefloor, air conditioning and great DJ line-up is the perfect way to round off a great weekend in the Capitol.

The 2013 Manchester Mod Weekender dates have been set for the 26th & 27th July

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wilko Johnson talks to John Wilson about ‘Down By The Jetty’, the debut album of Dr Feelgood on Radio 4’s ‘Mastertapes’ on Monday 27th May.

On Monday 27 May 2013, John Wilson returns with a new series of Mastertapes, in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios, each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

At the beginning of 2013 Wilko Johnson announced a series of farewell UK concerts in March. The guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and he has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy. But before these final live appearances and before going into the studio to complete a new album, he came to the BBC Maida Vale studios to discuss the making of his very first one: Dr. Feelgood's debut album, "Down By The Jetty".

Released in January 1975 and including 'Roxette', 'She Does It Right' and 'All Through the City', the album has been cited as a major influence by the likes of Paul Weller, the Clash, Blondie and the Ramones.

Complete versions of the songs performed in the programme (and others) can be heard on the 'Mastertapes' pages on the Radio 4 website, where the programmes can also be downloaded and other musical goodies accessed.

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Ocean Colour Scene announce ‘The Marchin’ Already’ tour 2013

Sat – Nov 30, 2013 - University Great Hall, Cardiff 

Sun – Dec 01, 2013 - O2 Academy, Oxford 

Mon – Dec 02, 2013 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth 

Thu – Dec 12, 2013 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 

Fri – Dec 13, 2013 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 

Sat – Dec 14, 2013 - O2 Academy, Birmingham 

Mon – Dec 16, 2013 - O2 Academy, Bristol 

Tue – Dec 17, 2013 - O2 Academy, Leeds 

Thu – Dec 19, 2013 - O2 Academy, Liverpool 

Fri – Dec 20, 2013 - The Ritz, Manchester 

Sat – Dec 21, 2013 - O2 Academy, Newcastle 

The Strypes new single, 'Hometown Girls', available now!!!

The Strypes new single, ‘Hometown Girls’, can be downloaded NOW on iTunes.

The EP features two live tracks, ‘CC Rider’ and ‘Stormy Monday’, recorded at King Tuts in Glasgow.

You can also now preorder the 7” vinyl single for ‘Hometown Girls at this link:

They’ve also uploaded a brand new lyric video for Hometown Girls so you can all start learning the words!

You can enjoy it here:

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Karla Milton Collective announce Stafford Gatehouse show on Saturday 6th July

The Karla Milton Collective, who have the excellent ‘Jack is Back’ single out on Heavy Soul Records right now, have announced that they are playing at The MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse on Saturday 6th July 2013. 

The Gatehouse website says, “Karla Milton is a musical tour-de-force with unmistakeable star quality and talent. Fusing natural charm and charisma with dynamic stage presence and stunning vocals, Karla has captivated and delighted audiences across the UK and Europe with her soulful, funky, cool and sophisticated blend of Acid Jazz and 60's groove.”

The MET Studio is a unique 120 capacity studio space equipped with the latest sound, lighting and back-up equipment. The seating is completely adaptable and can be assembled in a variety of ways to suit any requirements – end stage, in the round or cinema style. It can also be used as a recording studio.

'Hanging Out - Then and Now' - The changing face of youth culture gets big screen treatment on 22nd May

A NEW documentary, which sheds light on the changing face of youth culture in London from the 1950s to the present day, will be screened for free in the capital later this month.

Hanging Out - Then and Now, directed by Lorna Holder and Yvonne Deutschman and produced by Tuareg Productions Ltd, takes viewers from "flower power fashion to designer brand obsession, from telephone box to mobile phone, from café and club culture to social online networking".
The documentary, which will be shown at the British Film Institute on May 22, also aims to show the changing face of music and the club scene of the 1960s and how they both played a vital part in bringing black and white young people together.

Hanging Out founder Lorna Holder told The Voice: “One thing hasn’t changed over the years and that is the passionate energy young people bring to anti-war protests and social changes. Highlights include former MP Tony Benn and Kurt Barling (BBC correspondent) in discussion with young people around the issues of protest. Hanging Out will be a fantastic watch especially for young people in sixth form and university.”

She added: "Audiences will be able to watch the Mods and Rockers reveal how the press paid them a fiver to fight on the beaches of Brighton, hear about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s first visit to Brixton and the story of Michael Jackson buying a safari hat, which went onto inspire his hit album Off The Wall."

The Hanging Out project, by Full Spectrum Productions, was funded by The Heritage Fund and in partnership with the British Film Institute, Museum of London, Victoria & Albert Museum and Imperial War Museum.

The free private screening of Hanging Out – Then and Now will take place on May 22 at NFTI, British Film Institute, Belvedere Road, London SE1 starting at 2.30pm. For more information visit:

REVIEW: The Specials at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, on 20th May by Jeremy Clay

So: The Specials on stage in Leicester, after all these years. What to do? Push down the front and leap around like an electrocuted fish? Or lurk at the back, and drink it all in, gulping down a lump in the throat and battling an occasionally wobbly lower lip? Let’s stay at the back. Well, it seems marginally safer. After all, there are loads of skinheads up the front. Oh, hang on, they’re here, too. Everywhere you look there are middle-aged versions of the kids who used to chase Tucker and co on Grange Hill. If you were wondering where that hard bloke from your local got to last night, there’s a good chance he was at the De Mont. With his even harder mates.

But though the testosterone-heavy air crackles like a night match on the terraces for a derby game, they’re a good-natured crowd. To prove the point, before the lights go down, a bloke on the balcony rips off his top, twirls it in the air as The Liquidator spills from the speakers, then finishes with a moonie. It gets a full-throated roar of appreciation. The hall reverberates with cries of “ruuuuuuude boys”. This, it’s clear, is going to be a night like no other.

The Specials rush the stage like a pitch invasion, and launch into rabble-rousing openers Concrete Jungle and Do The Dog, with its roll call of lost tribes: punks, teds, mods, rockers and skinheads ...
But any lingering fears this is an empty nostalgia trip – a late Seventies take on those golden-oldies Sixties shows – are immediately dispelled. The Specials sound urgent and fresh. Relevant, even.

By the time they hit Gangsters, and the man on the mixing desk has tamed the initial wall of sound, De Montfort Hall is a writhing mass of skanking bodies. The treasures keep on coming: A muscular Monkey Man, to the floor-shuddering stomp of countless Doc Martens; a rumbling Man at C&A; hoarse singalongs to Nite Klub, Do Nothing and Rat Race.

The band, embellished by their Leicester horn section, are tighter than a submarine’s screws – and driven by the rock-solid drumming of John Bradbury, whose snare is tuned to the point where it’s almost painful to hear, then tuned up some more. A string section appears for a haunting, shimmery version of Ghost Town, arguably the greatest-ever number one single. (Disagree? Feel free take up the argument with that hard bloke in your local).

A Message To You, Rudy is a joyful, chugging noise, peppered with firecracker offbeats. Too Much Too Young is bliss – and the perfect soundtrack to escalating tension. Still. The only jolting reminder that these are men in their fifties and sixties comes in Enjoy Yourself, in the encore, with its timely line of “the years go by, as quickly as you wink”.

Throughout it all, frontman Terry Hall prowls the stage, looking alternately morose and distracted, which is just as it should be. “Leicester!” yelled guitarist Lynval Golding at one point. “Watford!” mumbled Hall, by way of antagonistic reply.

On a night like this, we can forgive him.

Ronnie Londons Night in Nottingham on Saturday 25th May

The Doors co-founder, Ray Manzarek, dies at 74 in Germany

Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s band The Doors, has died aged 74. Manzarek, who had suffered from bile duct cancer for many years, died in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, with his wife and brothers at his bedside. 

He formed the band with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after a chance meeting in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. The Doors found fame in the 1960s with hits such as ‘The End’, ‘Break on Through to the Other Side’ and ‘Hello I Love You’. They sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and Manzarek became one of the best-known keyboardists of his era, his artistry colouring tracks like ‘Riders on the Storm’ and ‘Light my Fire’.

The death of Morrison of heart failure in a bath in Paris on 3 July 1971 effectively spelled the end for the band, although Chicago-born Manzarek took on singing duty. The front man had moved to the city to write. A doctor's report stated the cause of his death was heart failure aggravated by heavy drinking.  

In his later years, Manzarek played in other bands and, in 1998, wrote a best-selling memoir, ‘Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors’.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

‘Carnaby Street’ Musical, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham – 3rd to 8th June

"Set against the backdrop of London’s West End in the sixties, its iconic clubs, fashion and characters, Carnaby Street is the real musical story of a generation.

Jam packed with over 30 classic hits from the time, including Roll Over Beethoven, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Tired of Waiting For You, You Really Got Me, Keep on Running, Sweets for my Sweet ... and many, many more.

Carnaby Street tells the unique British story of every boy or girl’s dream – to become a rock star!"

The Threads & The Risk 'live' DVD from the National Mod Meeting in 1987 - Coming Soon!!!

Thanks to the Lincoln Mods (specifically Adam), The Threads & The Risk were filmed performing at the National Mod Meeting in 1987 (a weekend that I was involved in organising).

I wasn't aware that this film existed until recently and have been told not to expect too much due to the mid-eighties technology etc.

However, Mod stalwart, Jason Taylor (yes, he of the red, white and green Union flag shirt that I am sure that you all remember well) has stepped into the breach and has transferred this ageing VHS recording onto DVD format.

He has said, via Facebook, that he will shortly have a few copies available for approx. £4 if anyone is interested. So anyone wishing to 'Step Back' almost 27 years in time, keep your eyes on Facebook for further details.

Friday, 3 May 2013

The Fay Hallam Trinity play rare UK show with new line-up amidst rumours of a forthcoming ‘Double Album’!!!

Following their recent European tour success, the new line-up of The Fay Hallam Trinity play the Fiddler's Elbow, Malden Road, Camden, on Friday May 24th. The night runs from 8pm-2am and support comes from The Provisos.

DJ for the night is their own tour DJ, the amazing Tom Crawford from Worthing (Northern Soul, Hammond, Boogaloo, Pop-Psyche, Freakbeat, Lounge, Exotica, 60's/70's Film & TV Themes plus much more).

Although Fay rarely plays live in the UK these days, this is all about to change with her new live band line-up. This is her first UK show in nearly a year, and this is the first in a planned series of live UK shows.

The band’s new line-up is: -

Fay Hallam – Vocals/Hammond/Piano (ex-Makin' Time/Gift Horses/Phaze/ Prime Movers)

Josh Day - Keyboards/ vocals

Sam Day - Percussion/ vocals

Dan Wilson - Bass

Kieran McAleer - Drums/ vocals (The Dilemmas who have a new single out on Acid Jazz)

Here at The Modernist Society Blog, we have heard a rumour that Fay is also thought to be writing a new double album for release later this year and featuring the new line-up. More news to follow as it comes in.
Remember where you heard it first!!!!!!!

Steve Cradock to headline 'Wake-Up Woking 4'

'London Calling' to be broadcast on 6th & 20th May 2013

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wales Alldayer to take place in October

Paul Hooper-Keeley invited to speak on Mod Fiction at Keele University’s ‘Teenage Kicks: The Representation of Youth Subcultures in Fiction, Film and Other Media’ Conference in July.

An Interdisciplinary Conference at Keele University

Confirmed speakers include: -

Professor Ken Gelder (author of Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practices)

Professor Scott Wilson (author of Great Satan's Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of super-capitalism)
With readings by Shane Blackman, Alan Fletcher, Don Letts and Alex Wheatle.

“The legendary UK DJ John Peel has the words 'Teenage Dreams so hard to beat' carved on his gravestone, the opening line of The Undertones' classic punk song 'Teenage Kicks'. Peel's love of the music, style, attitude and outlook of youth subcultures encapsulates a general and ongoing fascination for writers, filmmakers and critics alike. From Teddy Boys to Hoodies, subcultural groups have formed the backdrop or basis for a series of imaginative works.

This interdisciplinary and international conference aims to bring together researchers, academics and practitioners working in the field of subcultural studies, and in particular in their representation in fiction and film.

Much work has been done in sociology, criminology, cultural studies, cultural history and musicology to map and analyse subcultural identity and issues around youth, but comparatively little academic work has been done on the way in which youth subcultures have been represented in fiction and film.

Colin MacInnes’s Absolute Beginners set the trend for the subcultural novel in the 1950s, and by way of Nik Cohn’s I am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo, Richard Allen’s 1970s Skinhead novels, Jonathan Coe’s The Dwarves of Death and Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia in the 80s and 90s, to Gautum Malkani’s Londonstani and novels by John King and Alex Wheatle in the 2000s, fiction has provided a rich source of articulation and engagement with subcultural positions and lifestyles.

This is in addition to the DIY fiction and fanzines that have accompanied subcultures down the years. On screen, iconic works such as The Wild Ones,  Performance, A Clockwork Orange, Blitzkrieg Bop, Quadrophenia, Punk: the Movie, Trainspotting, The Filth and the Fury, 8 Mile, This is England and Ill Manors have mapped both the experience of subcultural belonging and the various moral panics they have caused.”

Paul Weller announces June UK Warm-Up Shows - Presale Open Thursday at 9am

Paul Weller will be playing a couple of coastal town warm-up shows before his Hard Rock Calling gig on June 29th as special guest of Kasabian which will be the first show at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Catch Paul at these much more intimate shows when he plays SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL on Thursday June 27th followed by the BRIGHTON DOME on Friday 28th June.

A fan presale opens at at 9am tomorrow morning.

The presale will remain open until tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 3rd May. They'll be available from the venue box offices, select ticket agents and or 24hr Ticket hotline 0844 338 0000.

Support comes from Canterbury 4-piece Syd Arthur who have been hand-picked by Paul to play before him at these 2 shows.

Weller is also performing at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival on June 14th as special guest of The Stone Roses.

‘Sunday World’s’ Eddie Rowley interviews The Strypes

"Mainstream pop music just wasn't for us. That whole manufactured thing doesn't do it for us at all"


Eddie Rowley with The Strypes
ELTON JOHN is in awe of their music knowledge, Dave Grohl describes their performances as "unbelievable," and Paul Weller admits they made him "up my game."

This would be high praise, indeed, for any seasoned band. But they're all referring to a group of Irish rockers with an average age of 16.

The Strypes, who we featured in Shuffle last year, are a Cavan four-piece showing the potential to become Ireland's next U2. "They have a knowledge of R&B at 16 years that I've only amassed in my 65 years," Elton John says.

Now signed to Elton's Rocket Management, Ross Farrelly (15), Josh McClorey (17), Evan Walsh (16) and Pete O'Hanlon (16), are taking all the fuss in their stride.

Although it seems like they've been an overnight success, turning in jaw-dropping performances on shows like’ Later With... Jools Holland’, the lads point out that they've done a couple of hundred performances in the last 18 months.

Meeting them in the flesh, The Strypes display a maturity beyond their tender years. "We're not looking to be rich and famous, we just always thought it would be great to be in a band playing music for a living," says red-hot guitarist Josh.

"We'd be level-headed enough not to get carried away with celebrity. You can be as normal as you want." Their taste in music is old-school and they reference the likes of Dr. Feelgood, early Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and The Animals. This was the music they grew up listening to in the home of Evan Walsh, whose dad, Niall, was once in a band called The Fireflys.

"Hanging out in Evan's house growing up, we would have all digested Niall's record collection," Josh says. "Through that we went back to the 1950s' rockers and got into Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and all that sort of stuff. We'd have a comprehensive knowledge of rock'n’roll over the last 50 years.'

They were never dedicated followers of modern fashion - their 'look' has been influenced by The Jam and the Stones - and nothing in the charts today excites them.

"We've never paid attention to the charts" says Evan, who admits he doesn't even possess a mobile phone or do social networking. "Main stream pop music wasn't for us. That whole manufactured pop thing doesn't do it for us at all," he adds.

When they started the band there was no grand plan, according to Josh. "It was just four mates playing around. You hope a decade down the line you get some degree of success, but we never thought it would ever be like this."

In the summer of 2011, The Strypes started playing local events around Cavan and Monaghan. By the end of the year they were in the clubs of Dublin, all thanks to word of mouth. "We put out a four-track EP, designed the cover ourselves, wrote a press release and sent it to Irish radio stations" Pete says. "That sparked record company interest."

The Modfather, Paul Weller, became an instant fan after seeing them on YouTube. "Last October we got contacted by Weller's management saying he liked us and he'd be interested in us supporting him in Abbey Road for a Channel Four series" Josh says.

Weller and his guitarist, Steve Cradock, were inspired by their performance. "We were watching them play from the side of the stage and were blown away" The Modfather says. "They've got so much energy they made us up our game."

As for hanging out with Elton John, The Strypes regarded him as one of the lads. "Because people like that are so like-minded musically, you don't feel like you're talking to Elton John" Evan points out.

"We wouldn't have had a lot of knowledge of Elton's music, but we respected him. He's very up to date on music. Anything new that's released is sent to him. He's more finger-on-the pulse than we are."

And Elton knows he's on to a winner with The Strypes.

THE Strypes' new three-track EP, Blue Collar Jane, is out now.


‘We Love The Monkees’ Documentary on ITV tonight at 10.35pm

“Documentary celebrating the career of the Monkees, initially conceived as the American answer to the Beatles. Charting the group's meteoric rise during the sixties, the programme features new interviews with former members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork.

Also including rare footage of the late Davy Jones, the former Coronation Street child star and only British member of the band. Other contributors include songwriter Bobby Hart, and dancer Toni Basil, who reveals what it was like to dance with Jones during the making of their cult feature film Head.

British fans relive their memories of the heady days of Monkeemania. There is an interview with Davy Jones's sisters, as well as the woman he married at the height of his fame. Finally, the late singer's daughters talk about what it was like to grow up with a pop star dad. .”

'Almost Grown' Weekender at Southend-on-Sea from 10th - 12th May

Liverpool Mod Weekender 3 at The Cavern on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May

‘Shout! The Mod Musical’ at the Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin from 6th to 11th May

Here's yet another take on Mod from outside of the scene - read the 'About Show' notes, look at the show's poster, and come to your own conclusions (looks like the typical diluted 'Swinging Sixties' kind of thing to me though where the term 'Mod' is used as a cover-all phrase)!!!

“A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging Sixties takes to the Dublin stage from 6th-11th May with the Irish première of Shout! The Mod Musical. Since the original production – created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein – debuted off-Broadway in the mid-noughties, this hip musical comedy revue has sold out all over the US and UK; this Irish production, featuring an all-Irish cast, finally lands in Dublin’s new brand new Powerscourt Theatre in the heart of the city.

The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout! - "the magazine for the modern woman" - as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflects that change through the unforgettable music of the era.

Described by a US newspaper as “a musical episode of Sex and the City”, Shout! contains showstopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, “Downtown”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Goldfinger”, “I Only Wanna Be With You”, “To Sir With Love” and of course, the titular “Shout!”. The songs, and each girl's own unfolding story, are tied together by hilarious soundbytes from the period - from 60s advertisements for anything and everything - to lonely hearts letters answered by Shout! Magazine's advice columnist, who thinks each girl's problem can be solved with a "fetching new hairstyle and a new shade of lipstick".

Each of the five girls is denoted by a colour rather than a name - Yellow (loud, fun-loving and obsessed with Paul McCartney), Orange (married, with seemingly the perfect life and husband), Blue (posh, wealthy but on a voyage of self-discovery), Red (naive, geeky and totally lacking in confidence) and Green (a good-time girl, in possession of questionable morals!).

Though Shout! wears its heart on its sleeve, it also has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. The groovy blend of foot-stomping songs, eye-popping fashions, bouffant hairstyles, hilarious stories and mod musings, will make you want to throw your head back.....and SHOUT!”

Shout! The Mod Musical runs from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th May nightly at 7.30pm in the Powerscourt Theatre, on the top floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse, 59 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 and is presented by Dublin's Do R Die Productions as part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and by kind permission of Josef Weinberger Ltd.