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Mods Versus Rockers
Mods Versus Rockers
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Historic Brighton conflict comes alive again in Mods Versus Rockers on Saturday, August 2, at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange from 9pm-3am.

Spokesman Chris Challis said: “Are you a Mod or are you a Rocker?

“Exactly 50 years ago this summer, Mods and Rockers fought their first battles on the beaches and streets of Brighton.

“Now, for Brighton Pride 2014, Duckie recreate this historical epoch in music, dance, performance and choreography.

“Comedian, writer and broadcaster Amy Lamé acts as MC and referee – ably assisted by Duckie DJs Readers Wifes – to an eclectic bill of performers, including Fingersnap (the new musical collaboration between David McAlmont and Guy Davies), The Caezars, The Two Wrongies, The Actionettes, Black Elvis, Piney Gir, Miss High Leg Kick, Lorraine Bowen, Robin Whitmore, Open Barbers, The Test Shot, Lucille Power, The Drakes and a dozen Lesley Ash clones.”

Chris explained: “Duckie is a post-gay performance and events collective that create event culture: audience interactive experiences that blur the boundaries between theatre, nightclubs and arty show business.

“From their legendary 18-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to winning Olivier awards at the Barbican, these pony purveyors of progressive working class entertainment mix live art and light entertainment.

“Duckie work in a tradition of British illegitimate theatre that spans centuries – from music hall to punk rock, penny gaffs to the fairground, gaudy variety to underground clubbing – combine their big shows and clubs with a triptych of small, socially engaged arts clubs; The Posh Club (a weekly cabaret for people in their 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s), The Youth Club (an LGBT youth theatre) and The Slaughterhouse Club (an arts project for homeless alcoholics and addicts in Vauxhall). Duckie are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and revenue funded by the Big Lottery Fund.”

Tickets cost £12.

Call 01273 709709 or email tickets@brightondome.org.

Find out more at brightondome.org.