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Little Drummer Boy


Little Drummer Boy

32 Below

32b West Nicolson Street
Little Cellar: AUG 12-20 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy - It’s not easy being one of four kids, especially when you’re the youngest and the thickest….. but maybe as you’re always the last sibling to do anything you look for something different, a way of standing out, putting your head about the sibling parapet (which would be a great name for a band)

That’s what I did, from as young as I can remember I loved the drums -from as long as I can remember I was just hitting things, pencils with balls of blu tac on the end (other sticky substances for attaching posters to walls are available) cardboard boxes and old ice cream containers,

You have to understand this was a passion, a longing, a belonging, drums would give me stomach cramps when I saw a drum kit. I didn’t have posters on my wall of Sam Fox or Tiffany, or Duran Duran and Glen Maderos I had pictures of drums….

The thing is I wasn’t measured on my ability as a drummer I was looked at more as a slightly failing academic - to be pushed down the uni route regardless of if I wanted to go, which to be fair I did, - but I also wanted to be a drummer.

The story is about how well intended, intelligent parents - both teachers, were happy to push their children into seemingly impossible careers - heart surgeon, judge, accountant but wouldn’t countenance me being a successful musician.

But it’s more than that, it’s about growing up in the 80s, how having parents from different religious backgrounds, deep sibling rivalry and competitiveness (which still exists).

Neighborhood disputes one complained the other encouraged, and how we now parent and understand our kids differently… or maybe not!

Oh and it will be funny!!

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.