Benito Di Fonzo /
Griffin Theatre, Sydney. 25 Nov - 12 Dec, 2015.
A Riff on Keef: The Human Myth
By Benito Di Fonzo
25 November - 12 December 2015
“…an unforgettable evening full of masterminding bands, coups and crimes as the audience takes an uncharted and unofficial journey through Keef’s philosophy on life and his search for the secret chord in a hilariously absurd way.” Alt Media
“The collaboration between writer and director is a winning one, working on the same page to create the alchemy to stage. Gleeson picks up on the riff motif and phrases the piece with an improv feel, with a pace that’s tight but relaxed.” Australian Stage
“There is at once a twinkling mischief and laconic world weariness about Richards that’s captured by Serio which explains the man’s charm and charisma.” Stage Noise
“Abe Mitchell evokes the Jagger jut and strut and does a wicked Nick Cave to boot. A double hoot.” Sydney Arts Guide
“The performers fill the room with sheer electricity every time they pick up an instrument, leaving you craving more at the close of each song.” Upstaged Reviews
“The cast are talented in abundance, convincing you of their aptitude as rock stars in every sense.” Upstaged Reviews
“Terry Serio delivers an impressively sustained performance as Richards.’’ The Sydney Morning Herald
Spend an evening with the greatest living myth, Rolling Stone ‘Keef’ Richards and his motley crew of Rastafari pirates, gangsters, witches and libidinous demons, as he searches for the secret chords to Malagueña.
Over the course of one memorable day, our working-class hero traverses the globe, masterminding bands, coups and crimes with drumming maître-de Charlie by his side.
Hedonistic and hilariously absurd, this latest theatrical jam from playwright Benito Di Fonzo and director Lucinda Gleeson stars Terry Serio, a fearless axe-wielder in his own right, as the guitar anti-hero.
By Benito Di Fonzo
Director Lucinda Gleeson
With Branden Christine, Abe Mitchell, Lenore Munro, Terry Serio, Dorje Swallow
Dramaturg Erin Taylor
Set and Costume Designer Hugh O’Connor
Lighting Designer Sian James Holland
Sound Designer Katelyn Shaw
Stage Manager Cara Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Karina McKenzie
Producers: Fiona Boidi, Cat Dibley and Lucinda Gleeson.