It's better with friends
Share this performance.
A New Wolsey Theatre Production
A Brand New Punk Musical
By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones
When a routine check-up leads to a startling diagnosis, Andy decides it’s time to put the band back together, to crank up the amps, and party like its 1978! Why not re-form the legendary Oxy & the Morons, who burned fiercely before exploding in a riot of rivalry, jealousy and bitter betrayal? Andy’s mission involves twisting arms, healing wounds and putting his family and friendships back together. But can that punk spirit of DIY defiance be rekindled over thirty years later? Can you still pogo when your knees go? Will they play their trademark punk take of It’s Not Unusual as an encore?
This brand new musical is fast, furious and very funny. Written by Paul Sirett (Reasons to be Cheerful, Mods and Rox), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Steve Allan Jones, with a machine gun playlist of original songs, this affectionate look back at the days of teen spirit suggest we could all do with some of that garage band power right now.
Theatre Includes: Dealer’s Choice ( Theatr Clwyd), The Cosmonaut’s Last Message (Paines Plough) Troilus and Cressida (Old Vic) Threesome, What Do I Get (Old Red Lion) Rhinoceros (Riverside Studios) Kiss the Sky, Boom Bang a Bang (Bush) Only the Lonely (Piccadilly) Cyrano De Bergerac (Haymarket) In The Midnight Hour, Timon of Athens (Young Vic) The Baker’s Wife (The New Wolsey and Phoenix), Little Shop of Horrors (London Bubble, directed by Peter Rowe) The Winters Tale (The New Wolsey) Be Bop a Lula, The Little Sister (Liverpool Playhouse) The Taming of The Shrew, Artuo Ui (Liverpool Everyman)
TV Includes: Collateral, Save Me, Guerrilla, No Offence, Marcella, Love Nina, Father Brown, Call the Midwife, Vera, Cradle to Grave, Endeavour, Dr Who, The Bletchley Circle, Life’s Too Short, Southcliffe, Moving On, Silent Witness, Death In Paradise, Monroe, Good Cop, Hunted, Hustle ( Barman Eddie), Luther, New Tricks, The Fixer, Lead Balloon, Casualty, Holby City, Waking The Dead, Tripping Over, Charles II, Merseybeat, Fifteen Storeys High, Harbour Lights, Two Pints of Lager, Dalziel and Pascoe, People Like Us, Jonathan Creek, Out of The Blue.
Film Includes: Transformers 5, A Streetcat Named Bob, David Brent: A Life On The Road, A Complicated Way To Live, Toast, Heartlands, The Darkest Light, Among Giants.
Radio Includes: Romeo and Juliet/School Drama, Seven Scenes, 43:59 Assassins, Looking For Dad, Male Order, Bleak House, The Happiness Foundation, Billy Liar.
West End credits: Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (Queens & Palace Theatres), George in The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello), Braithwaite in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace), Tom Jenkins in Scrooge (Dominion), Admetus and Munkustrap in Cats (New London), Me and My Girl (Adelphi).
Other theatre includes: Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Ursus in The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); Gyp Decarlo in Jersey Boys (UK tour); Max in Jackie the Musical (Dundee Gardyne Theatre); Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (10th anniversary world arena tour); Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (The Minack); Eddie/Dr Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Frederick Trumper [The American] in Chess, 20th Anniversary Concert (Oslo Spektrum Stadium); Bill Austin in Mama Mia International Tour; The Man in Some Girls are Bigger than Others (Lyric Hammersmith, National Tour & Dublin Festival); Johnny Reno in Burlesque (The Arts); King Rat in Dick Whittington (The theatre, Chipping Norton); Saucy Jack in Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens (Saucy Jacks’ - London); Nicholas Skeres in The Lie (Hen & Chickens); Mike in Hot Pants (Oldham Coliseum); Cyrano de Bergerac in the new adaptation – Cold Moon Rising (Jermyn Street Theatre); Tom Jenkins in Scrooge (Bromley Churchill, National and European Tours); Mike Costa in the celebrated Derby Playhouse anniversary production of A Chorus Line; Slap in Hot Shoe Shuffle (Bromley Churchill and National Tour); Gabey in On the Town (National Tour); Joe in Matchgirls(Bromley); A Month in the Country, The Rivals and Toad of Toad Hall (Liverpool Playhouse); Fiddler on the Roof (Liverpool Empire). Sean also performed in the workshop for Tim Rice and his new musical adaptation of the novel From Here To Eternity.
Actor/Musician: Merlin in The Sword In The Stone, Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington, Fleshcreep in Jack & The Beanstalk and King Camelot in Sleeping Beauty (Ipswich New Wolsey Rock Panto); Orin [the Dentist] in Little Shop Of Horrors (Birmingham Rep).
Film/Television: Alan in London Road (Cuba Pictures), PC Harrison in Poirot [The Third Girl] (LWT), Stuart Ambrose in Wirein the Blood IV, Episode 1 (Coastal); Colin Piper in Merseybeat IV, Episode 1 (BBC); Gary Stephens in The Bill, (Talkback Thames).
Vocal: As a rock/blues vocalist with a powerful three octave plus range, Sean has been performing professionally since the age of fifteen, starting out in the ‘working mens’ clubs in the north. Since then he has toured globally for numerous concerts. He is most proudly the front man for Delta Blues band Sugarland Slim who within six months of forming were picked to support Peter Green for his UK comeback tour. They are a ‘mainstage’ act on the European blues festival scene and have recorded two very successful CDs (Blues This Bad & Texan Calypso) which were co-written by Sean who also plays guitar, drums, keyboards and tap dances on both!
Janet trained at Mountview Academy.
Theatre credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Grange Park Opera/BBC Proms); Shakespeare in Love (Disney/Sonia Friedman Productions at Noel Coward Theatre); Fortune’s Fool (The Old Vic); The Taming of the Shrew (RSC); The Beggar’s Opera (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Fabrication (The Print Room); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Cheryomushki (Lyric Hammersmith); Sweeney Todd, Westside Story, Facade, Marriage of Figaro (Pimlico Opera); Shouting at Shadows (Cheltenham Everyman/Sixth Sense).
Film includes: Longford; Tomorrow La Scala!
Television includes: Holby City; Tipping the Velvet; The Jack the Ripper Diaries.
Voiceover includes: Doctor Who Doom Coalition 2; The Plant Hunters; The Wild Duck.
When ‘resting’, Janet knits and nurtures chickens, dogs and a veg patch at an Appenine farmhouse in central Italy that she is restoring with her husband.
Theatre credits include: Woyzeck (The Old Vic); People, Places and Things (Wyndham Theatre); Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Pitcairn (Chichester Theatre); Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman Theatre); A Mad World, My Masters (RSC); Titus Andronicus (RSC); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Kensington Palace Gardens); Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World (BAC and Tara Arts); Hamlet (RSC); Romeo & Juliet (RSC); The Grain Store (RSC); American Trade (RSC); Morte D’Arthur (RSC); Julius Caesar (RSC); The Winter’s Tale (RSC); The Overcoat (Gecko Theatre Company); Fight Face (Lyric Hammersmith); Encounter’s Sharrow Stories (Sheffield Crucible); Anthony and Cleopatra (RSC); Taylor’s Dummiers (Gecko/Fuel); Sleeping Beauty (Stratford East); Company (New Wolsey Theatre); Duck Variations (New Wolsey Theatre); The Wizard of Oz (Oldham Coliseum); 100 (The Imaginary Body); The Legend of King Arthur (Red Shift); The Threepenny Opera (RNT); The Tempest (RSC); Macbeth (Chester Gateway); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RNT); As You Like It (RNT); Peter Pan (Nuffield Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (Northampton Theatre Royal); Stomp (Yes/No Production); Twelfth Night (RNT); Five Guys Named Moe (Lyrics/West End); In The Midnight Hour (Young Vic); Godspell (Barbican Theatre); The Red Balloon (RNT/Birmingham Rep); Twelfth Night (Theatre Set Up/Sarajevo); Zero Tolerance (Shout/Forum Theatre); The Beggar’s Opera (Bridewell Theatre); Juicy Bits (Lyric Hammersmith); The Tempest (RNT); Hamlet (Chickenshed); Paula’s Story (Chickenshed); The Attraction (Chickenshed) and Aladdin (Oxford Playhouse)
Film credits include: Three Sheets to the Wind; Playing with Fire; Brooms; Crossover and After a Time.
Television credits include: Birds of a Feather; The Passion; Holby City; Walking With Cavemen; Eastenders; Dalziel and Pascoe; Sitting Pretty; Mysteries of July; Running Time; The DJ Kat Show; Playdays; Zig-Zag: Romans; Number 73 and Good Health.
Mark trained as an Actor-Musician at Rose Bruford College.
Theatre: Credits include: Dave Davies in Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour); Cookie in Return to the Forbidden Planet (UK Tour); Young John Lennon in Lennon (Royal Court, Liverpool); Steve Marriott in All or Nothing (The Vaults, London); Simple Simon in Jack and the Beanstalk, Les in Bouncers, Craze in A Passionate Woman (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Freddy in Up in the Attic (Floods of Ink); William Watson in Horrible Christmas (Birmingham Stage Company) ; Jamie in Last Five Years (Brighton Fringe) ; John Lennon/Hells Angel in Hot Stuff (Oldham Collesium); George in A Real Mans Guide to Sainthood (Milk Presents...); Mischief Maker/Composer in The Curators Daughter (Trailblaze Theatre) ; Jamal in Moon and Genie, Underwater Boy in Scrub a Dub (Half Moon Theatre) ; Sebastian, Trinculo and Boatswain in Tiny Tempest (Mini Mall Theatre Company) ;
Theatre while training: Leo Frank in Parade (Unicorn), Baron Tuzenbach in Three Sisters, Malcolm in Macbeth (Rose Theatre, RBC).
Other Work includes: BBC Radio 6 Music – Voiceover; Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Sleeping Trees, Theatre503) – Music and Lyrics
Theatre includes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Old Vic), Nell Gwynn (Apollo Theatre), Kiki's Delivery Service(Southwark Playhouse), The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Sherman Theatre), The History Boys (UK Tour).
Television includes: #HoodDocumentary (BBC).
After graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts as an Actor Musician, Molly-Grace is thrilled to be making her professional debut as Sheena.
Adam is delighted to be back at the New Wolsey Theatre with Oxy and the Morons
He trained at the Oxford School of Drama.
Work in the theatre includes: Tommy (U.K Tour); Roll Over Beethoven (Belgrade Theatre Coventry); Jackie the Musical (U.K. tour); Sinbad, Beauty and the Beast & The Sword in the Stone (New Wolsey Theatre); Manon Lescaut (Royal Opera); Hot Stuff (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); Our House (U.K. tour); Gawain and The Green Knight (The Yard); The Flying Dutchman (English National Opera); Miss Nightingale (U.K. tour); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre); Alice in Wonderland (Exquisite Folly); Noah's Ark (Mervyn Peake Centenary Festival, Blue Elephant Theatre)
Film includes: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Baby Cow)
John trained with the Sylvia Young Theatre School. John starred as Timon in The Lion King in the first ever tour of the UK and Ireland in 2012 and was delighted to return for a second year in the role, until August 2014.
John’s other theatre credits include The Railway Children (Middle Ground Theatre Company); Tarnished Angel ( Finborough Theatre); Pericles (Ludlow Festival); Brighton Beach Memoirs (English Theatre); The Cub (Traverse Theatre); Mirandolina, Forty Years On and Conversations With My Father (The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough). He has also played Arty in Lost In Yonkers (The Mercury Colchester); the Artful Dodger in Oliver! (Crucible Theatre); Dandini in Cinderella (CityVarieties Leeds); Son of McDuff in Macbeth( RSC Barbican) and Lampwick in Pinnochio (Arts Theatre).
Television work includes Mighty Hood, Invincible Bismarck, Casualty, Renford Rejects, Against All Odds, Harry’s Mad II, Doctor At The Top and T-Bag.
On Film he played Stephen in Breakout for The Children's Film Foundation and was in Brazil! directed by Terry Gilliam.
On Radio, John played Will in With A Little Help From My Friends, Masher in Fairly Secret Agent , Stephen in Travelling Light and Auntie Mame, all for BBC Radio. He has
also recorded voices for many popular TV and film animations including Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island, Gargoyle in Mike the Knight, Toot in Toot the Tiny Tug and all the male
characters in CBeebies Get Squiggling. Most recently, he provided the voices of Thomas in Thomas & Friends, James and Arnold in Fireman Sam and Foz in Go Jetters.
As well as the above he has dubbed and recorded ADR on numerous films and television programmes such as Cloud Atlas, Storage 24, Arthur Christmas, High School Musical, Perfume, Gulliver'sTravels, The Tudors, Rome, Silent Witness, Wallander, Second Origin and many more.
Not sure if it's for you?
Chat to one of our friendly ticket sales assistants on 01473 295900
Want to stay in touch with the New Wolsey Theatre? Of course you do!