Parker Sharp presents ConeBoy

ConeBoy is a music, spoken-word and drama show from writer and musician Clive Parker-Sharp. Clive was at the forefront in the punk movement, with such bands as Spizz Energi and The Members, and a founder of 80’s rockers Big Country. As an author he brings his second book alive, with collaborator, actor / singer Marshall Star in a funny, poignant and cutting take on the media from the 70’s to now, via the lens of a boy made famous because of his appearance.

A semi-autobiographical novel spawned in London’s grimy 1970’s bedsitland; Likeable young junkies, Elsbeth and Django’s ‘holistic’ home-birthing goes badly wrong, and the resultant severely disabled progeny is likened to young ‘Elephant Man’. The ‘Redtops’ lap up the story, and baby is christened by them, ‘ConeBoy’, due to its deformity. The child’s monstrosity grows exponentially, in a bubble of surgery, drugs, and media. Behind the glow of world-attention surrounding ConeBoy’s distorted physiognomy a family is transformed; allegiances, friendship and societal barometers of physical beauty, disability and normality are fractured. Celebrity-vs-talent is dubitable, and feeds the core of this hard-hitting and explosive family saga.

Clive will be selling and signing copies of his books after the show.

Categories: Cinema, Theatre and Performances

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Entry
  • Live Entertainment

Venue: Crediton Arts Centre

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