Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Site for Sore Eyes Is Built to Last

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Site for Sore Eyes Is Built to Last

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If you are full of cheek and reckon modern stage musicals are getting too pompous and pretentious, you will love one show swinging into the area tomorrow.

Its inspiration comes from the building site where electrician and singer/songwriter Ian Luther was working. He noticed the scrape-clang of trowels when one of his mates was laying bricks. The sound was recorded and became the basis for the first of many songs about building site life.

Ian called it Builders Bum and, expanding the idea and picking up the theme, his musical was born. Naturally, he calls it Cheek.

"It's a great new comedy musical for all ages and it comes to Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre tomorrow night," he says.

It depicts one whacky day at work on the building site and has a cast which consists of former building site bricklayers, labourers, foremen and electricians, including a world champion bagpipe player, an award winning tenor, and a top rock musician.

Cheek also promises an imaginative cocktail of exciting music, ingenious tool percussion, slapstick comedy and crazy dances like the Trowel Dance. …

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