The Fringe First award winning show, revived with the original cast, for five performances only, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Joe Strummer's death and celebrate his spirit and inspiration.
"A wonderful production - Joe would have loved it." Lucinda Mellor (Joe's wife).
1977: 16 year old Nick and Steve's lives are transformed by Joe Strummer and The Clash's potent mix of soulful rock'n'roll, iconic imagery and rebel politics.
2002: 25 years later the two meet at the front of the now legendary Acton Town Hall Fire Brigade Union benefit gig headlined by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. Nick has a backstage invite and ex Clash guitarist Mick Jones is watching from the audience...
A passionate, punk comedy about attitude, friendship and celebrity - and a celebration of the man who set the agenda for a generation."
Starring life long Clash fans Nick Miles (Emmerdale) and Steve North (London's Burning, Fever Pitch).
"Striking performances, well chosen tracks... oozes authenticity" - Evening Standard
"Paul Hodson's marvellous play - required viewing for anyone who enjoys funny, perceptive and passionate sincere new writing." - Manchester Evening News
"Glowing with warmth, humour and self-deprecation… sincere and inspiring" - Metro
"I was honoured to be there. My mate Alan and I both thought it was a fantastic night out - and we are both very resistant to the theatre experience!" - Chris Salewicz author of Redemption Song (biography of Joe Strummer)
"This is a magnificently simple, heartfelt, clear and brave show, created by three men who are not afraid to put themselves on the line and try and analyse what that meant to them emotionally, politically, in terms of their masculinity, in terms of what they did with their own creativity and their chances of bettering themselves in the late twentieth century. It’s a lovely show; it’s very funny but it’s one of only a couple of shows on this fringe that have actually made me cry and many other people in the audience too." - Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman - Fringe First Award
"Punk defined a generation of Thatcher's children who went on to sell out and become something in the City. But where did all that idealism and integrity go? Paul Hodson's two-hander is not just a piece of nostalgia, but an entertaining account of how time slips away and how, even years later, we can still recall what it felt like to be 16. When Nick and Steve meet on a march in 1977 they have little in common. But when Nick plays a Clash record, a lifelong Joe Strummer obsession is born for both of them. Spanning over 20 years up to Strummer's death in 2002, it's theatre's High Fidelity." - Lyn Gardner The Guardian