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Too Hard 2


Adapted for stage by Cathy Sloan. Performed by Simon Mason.

‘There’s a fine line between fantasy and reality. Problem is, I snorted it.’

Festival frolics, backstage antics, cans of lager and enough chemicals for a pharmaceuticals factory. Based on his acclaimed memoir, writer-performer Simon Mason recounts the madcap adventures of a wannabe rockstar and supplier of party favours to Britpop aristocracy. Confession, comedy and song combine to recall an iconic era in British music and one man’s journey to avoid reality.

‘A remarkable memoir’ Evening Standard

25 November to 20 December 2014 Tristan Bates Theatre

Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, Saturday Matinee 4pm £12.50/ £8 conc

‘..a happy meeting of emotional and intellectual engagement.…Raw, with Simon Mason utterly compelling and sympathetic as a performer’ – Theatre Bubble *****

Tristan Bates Ticket Link

The combination of Simon Masons gripping performance of his  helter skelter journey through addiction and into recovery was perfectly complimented by Cathy Sloane’s imaginative direction. There’s no doubt Phil Fox’s legacy continues.” – Jimmy Page, company patron

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