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The Harder They Come
On from 06 Mar 2008 till 05 Apr 2008
by Perry Henzel
Genre(s): Musical

About: The Harder They Come

Following two sell out runs at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the musical magic of The Harder They Come hits the Barbican. This exhilarating production is based on the groundbreaking film of the same name, which starred Jimmy Cliff and launched reggae onto a world stage. Young singer Ivan Martin heads to Kingston with dreams of becoming a reggae star, but the harsh reality of the Jamaican music scene drives him into a fast and furious life as an outlaw.

With a live reggae band, the cast perform all the classic songs from the film soundtrack, including You Can Get It If You Really Want and By The Rivers of Babylon.

A feel-good smash hit that marks a defining moment in Jamaican culture.

Suitable for ages 12+ (Contains some strong language)

6 Mar – 5 Apr 2008

7.45pm (also 2.30pm 8 15 22 29 Mar, and 2 5 Apr)
170 mins/inc interval

Signed performance 22 Mar 2.30pm

Captioned performance 29 Mar 2.30pm

18 Mar: Post Show Talk. Members of the creative team in conversation. Free to same day ticket holders.

Tickets £10 – 30

Special discounts
6 7 8 (2.30pm) Mar – all tickets £10

8 10 (7.45pm) Mar – tickets £10 – 20

2 Apr 2.30pm – all tickets £5


'The evening is an astonishment in every way; an exhilarating, bleeding-at-the-edges slice of Jamaica life.' The Guardian

'The coolest musical in town by miles.' The Sunday Times

'Pure unadulterated fun.' Metro

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