What's on with Adrian Johnson?
Adrian is currently training in Birmingham, til June 2012.
For commissions and bookings please contact kindandgenerous productions on m. 07929291589
photo by the fabulous Louisa Griffiths.
booking for the 22nd Anniversary year, 2012:
Love and taxes - how Jack and Sandra beat the poll tax.
A story of love, bravery, fire and belief - in something better (running time: 45 mins)
presented at Glasgow's People's Palace (April '09), Wolverhampton Arena Theatre (Dec. ,09) Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Shropshire (March, 2010) Radio Wildfire.com November 2010
45 minutes of song and inspiring short stories, from a time when grass roots, people power, shook the government and won - by Adrian Johnson and guitarist Jessi Eastfield. Remember when England and Scotland really was revolting and how 18 million people from across the UK, stood up and defied the poll tax, made friends, met lovers and made a difference - together! After that, the audience have their say and share stories and memories from the early 1990’s, complete with dancing sun flowers, Sinead O’Connor and the Stone Roses.
Especially suitable for events to mark the 21st anniversary of the downfall of Mrs Thatcher's tempestuous reign and dramatic fall from power in November, 1990.
Running time: 45 mins + 15 minutes audience conversation (1hour) - ideal for libraries, local history groups, universities and literature festival programmes.
pic by Diana Philips: firstname.lastname@example.org
A thrillng reminder of radical days when local people won and made a national difference that shaped the future of the centre left in the UK, the rise (and fall) of 'New' Labour.
What they said:
“Adrian’s stories powerfully explore and dramatise the lives of the millions who campaigned against the poll tax.” Tony Benn, former Labour Party minister and MP.
“Adrian Johnson’s short stories shine a much needed light on the Poll Tax debacle: a piece of history that should not be forgotten.”
Jonathan Davidson – Director, The Birmingham Book Festival, England.
“If ever there was a time to look back at our generation’s political history and learn the lessons of the Poll Tax, it is surely now, before this Labour government panics itself into yet more stupidities betraying its own great socialist ideals and heritage.”
Simon Thirsk – Managing Director, Bloodaxe Books, UK.
Phone 07 92 92 91 589 to discuss how to book the show for a very reasonable fee and any special projects we can tailor to your specific needs.
'Love and taxes - how Jack and Sandra beat the poll tax' the book should be on sale here, except it doesn't appear to work - order direct: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Taxes-Jack-Sandra-Polltax/dp/0956595707/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291301723&sr=1-1