20th Century Boy

20th Century Boy


Written by Peter Rowe in  association with Gary Lloyd, based on an original Idea by Brian Dunham, Colin Giffin and Nicky Graham

Music and lyrics / Marc Bolan

Director / Gary Lloyd

Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam, godfather of punk, Marc Bolan tried many styles on for size in his search to become a superstar. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th Birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. This dynamic new musical looks behind the glitter and the sequins to discover what drove the “bard of Hackney” to become “bigger than Elvis”.

The show will be packed with all of T. Rex’s 70s hits, including Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, Get It On, I Love to Boogie, Children of the Revolution, and of course the title track 20th Century Boy.