Turn And Face The Strange is a new multimedia production telling the life story of Mick Ronson, the “Spider From Hull”.
Co-written by Rupert Creed and Garry Burnett, TAFTS will feature live music, storytelling, video and audio to present the compelling story of one of Hull’s most treasured musical sons who rose from humble beginnings on a Hull council estate to become one of the world’s most celebrated guitarists, famous not only for his imperious work with David Bowie, but also with Ian Hunter, Lou Reed, Morrissey and a whole plethora of others.
TAFTS will include live music from a band including those who knew and played with Ronson in his heyday – the likes of Keith “Ched” Cheesman, John Cambridge and John Bentley, augmented by a string quartet made up of young local musicians.
If that’s not enough the production is accompanied by an exhibition of Ronson memorabilia including one of his actual guitars (we assume it will be under armed guard or some such!).
Here at Hull Music Archive we are immensely excited about this – it promises to be very special indeed.
TAFTS takes place at the Freedom Centre, Preston Road and runs from Tuesday August 15th through to Saturday August 19th (with an additional matinee performance on the Saturday). Tickets are just £12 or £10 for concessions.
Buy tickets on Hull Box Office here or at the venue itself (hurry, they’re going fast).