Friday 17 July 2009

Goodbye (West End Theatres)

"Under the umbrella there walks a lonely man. Buys a copy of The Stage from a kiosk in The Strand ..." Up West, London's West End, is also the heart of London's theatreland. And its streets and cafes offer sanctuary for struggling thespians, looking for a lucky break, hoping for the audition that will change everything and get their names up in lights. In the meantime, they'll haunt their agents and scour the pages of The Stage as per the lovely vignette that is Goodbye by Poly Styrene from her gorgeous 1980 set Translucence. Poly was, of course, one of the great London punk figures, as captured perfectly in this promo video for Identity ...

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