A delight from start to finish-The Independent ★ ★ ★ ★ wonderful, funny, humane, live reggae-saturated play-The Daily Telegraph ★ ★ ★ ★ Stuffed with gags... this comedy about a vinyl-shop owner fighting developers has the feel of a stonking hit-The Guardian★ ★ ★ ★ Starring Lenny Henry, and based on the BBC Radio 4 series, this touching comedy with real rhythm is set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham, which is owned by the irrepressible Rudy Sharpe with the assistance of his long-suffering son Adam. The show features a live onstage band playing hits from the likes of Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Sam Cooke, Sugarhill Gang and more! With Rudy's (Larrington Walker( chaotic "if it ain't on the shelf, it's on the floor" style clashing with Adam's (Lenny Henry) love for order, the record shop becomes a battleground for both men. When Adam's son (E4 and YouTube star, Joivan Wade) comes back from uni, a whole new rhythm gets added to the mix! But when greedy developers spot the shop, father and son must put their differences aside and battle to keep the music alive. Rudy's Rare Records stars Lenny Henry one of the country's best loved personalities, who has recently established himself as a formidable actor (Othello - Trafalgar Studios, Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award, Comedy of Errors - National Theatre). The show is written by co-creator Danny Robins and directed by Paulette Randall.
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