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Never miss another 'Jon Ronson' show
Frank Story: Jon Ronson
For three years, in the late 1980s, Jon Ronson was the keyboard player with the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big papier-mâché head - nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity – and the act involved them doing oompah versions of pop classics, such as I Should Be So Lucky and Radio Ga Ga.
Those were Frank's zenith years. They toured the United Kingdom, playing to sell-out crowds in small-to-medium-sized venues. They rode high. And then it all went wrong...
Now Jon presents a one-man show – Frank – telling the true story behind a new fictionalized movie co written by him and soon be released, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
Part funny memoir, part movie diary, this is a tribute to outsider artists too wonderfully strange to ever make it in the mainstream.
Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, documentary filmmaker, radio presenter and nonfiction author, whose works include The Men Who Stare at Goats. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, with his work appearing in British publications such as The Guardian newspaper, City Life and Time Out magazine. He has made several documentary films for television and two documentary series for Channel 4.
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Venue: Dancehouse Theatre
10 Oxford Road
M1 5QA 53.472862, -2.239910
Phone: 0161 237 9753
→ Oxford Road 3 min walk