Richard Strange Presents | An Accent Waiting to Happen
Writer, musician, composer, nightclub host, curator, actor and adventurer, Richard Strange was born in London in 1951. Since his proto-punk rock band The Doctors of Madness (“The missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols…” wrote The Guardian in May 2017) was first unleashed on an uncomprehending public in 1975 (the band was supported by the Sex Pistols, The Jam and Joy Division) he has been a Zelig-like figure whose presence has been felt in every corner of London’s cultural life.
Now comes his solo show An Accent Waiting To Happen, an evening of songs, films clips, stories, readings and downright scurrilous gossip from his 40 years in the arts and entertainment world.
The press said :
The Independent: “A seminal figure at the crossroads of art, music, film and counter-culture”
The Tatler: “Richard Strange passes the kool acid test with psychedelic colours”
Esquire: “A hilarious romp through the last 30 years of Pop Culture, as charming and amusing as the man himself”
Time Out: “This extraordinary memoir is gloriously indiscreet”
Ned Sherrin, BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends: “A fascinating and very amusing read”.
Robert Elms, BBC Radio London Live: “What a life!”
Jools Holland, BBC TV Later With Jools Holland : “An extraordinary memoir of an extraordinary life”
“Surely no artist, living or dead, can count among his collaborators WILLIAM BURROUGHS, FRANK ZAPPA, GAVIN BRYARS, TIM BURTON, ROBERT WILSON, TOM WAITS, MARTIN SCORSESE, HARMONY KORINE, SARAH JANE MORRIS, PETER CAPALDI, DAMON ALBARN, CRISTINA, AND JARVIS COCKER”