Play: Kurt & Sid at Trafalgar Studios

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Kurt & Sid, starring Danny Dyer and Shaun Evans. From 9 September - 03 October 2009 at the Trafalgar Studios, London.

Roy Smiles witty and beautifully poignant new play explores exactly what it means to dice with death when being alive proves to be all too painful and peace seems elusive…

April 1994. A man sits alone in an attic extension on the cusp of becoming a Seattle suicide statistic. This man is no ‘number and name’ to be reported in a local newspaper. He is an icon, albeit a reluctant one. The frontman of Nirvana. is about to pull the trigger of the gun in his hand and join the leagues of rock star deaths down the ages. Without invitation, Kurt has the curious company of a man purporting to be the Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious, Kurt’s hero.

Whether he is a ghost, a figment of Kurt’s imagination, an hallucination, a dream, or a Punk impersonator remains to be seen as the two musicians, trade quips and quotes about the emptiness of fame, a mutual understanding of drug addiction and self-destruction.

Trafalgar Studios
Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

Weds 9 September - Saturday 3 October