Regent Theatre, Dunedin


8:00PM Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 NZ
Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Boy

Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Boy

With Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs, Jimmy Barnes leaves behind the arenas and rock gigs where he's blazed a trail for decades to tell his life story.

This unique live theatrical production is a companion piece to the first volume of his memoirs - Working Class Boy. The book was written entirely by Jimmy Barnes and tells the raw and confronting story of escaping the poverty of Scotland only to endure violence and abuse as an immigrant in the suburbs of Adelaide. The book explains what drove Jimmy to escape everything via rock'n'roll and its associated lifestyle. Fittingly, the childhood memoir ends with an 18 year old Jimmy and the members of his new band, Cold Chisel, fleeing South Australia in the back of a truck full of musical equipment.

"Just like the book, this live show will tell the story of an imperfect childhood that has led to me becoming an imperfect adult", explains Jimmy. "I spent most of my life running from my childhood and now it seems like my time to face it. So this is the story of a lifetime spent running away. Running from fear. Running from shame but at the same time running from hope. I'm not running anymore."

Jimmy will share stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence as well as playing intimate performances, of some key songs drawn from his earliest years accompanied by his musical companions.

This show will be a treat with lots of storytelling providing a real insight into the events that shaped Jimmy's life and his music.

In keeping with the nature of this production, the show will be staged over two acts with a short interval. There will be no support band so Jimmy will be onstage from the advertised starting time at all shows.

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Reserved seating event at the Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin.


Lockout will apply to all latecomers. Entry will be a suitable break in the performance and will be seated at rear of theatre until interval.

Stalls - downstairs. Walkers may be used to access stalls seating but they will need to be stored at the rear of the auditorium during the performance. They are readily accessible should they be required. Unless a wheelchair space has been booked then wheelchairs will also need to be stored at the rear of the auditorium throughout the performance.

To book a wheelchair space contact the Regent Theatre (03) 4778597.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the venue any time up until the show commences. Opening hours are 9am to 5.30pm weekdays and 10.30am to 1pm Saturdays.

Door sales based on availability in the hour prior to the show start time.


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