Written by Rupert Creed & Garry Burnett. Directed by Rupert Creed
Set design by Ed Ullyart, film content by Anna Bean, lighting by Jason Addison. Music Director Keith Cheesman. String Quartet MD Phil Keech.
“Turn and the Face the Strange is a masterpiece everyone needs to see” (Hull Live)
“A brilliant show” (Yorkshire Post)
TAFTS tell the story of Mick Ronson the legendary guitarist, album producer and arranger who was born on Greatfield Estate in Hull. After playing in local bands he gained international success as the driving force behind the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie’s band through the Ziggy Stardust years in the early 1970s.
TAFTS was commissioned as part of Hull City of Culture 2017 and after premiering at Freedom Centre with sell-out shows, played subsequent sell-out runs at Hull Truck Theatre in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Featuring a live rock band, a classical string quartet, film projection and storytelling ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ takes the audience on a moving joyous journey through the life and music of Mick Ronson.
The stellar line-up of talent includes rock musicians who played with Mick Ronson and David Bowie, including Keith ‘Ched’ Cheesman (The Rats) John Cambridge (The Rats & The Hype), John Bentley (Squeeze), alongside Kristian Eastwood, Bobby Joyce, Rachael Jarvis & Phil Keech. With a string quartet of classically trained musicians ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ tells the real story of the local lad who rocked the music world.
Turn and Face the Strange website: https://turnandfacethestrange.co.uk/