Playwright Benito Di Fonzo and director Lucinda Gleeson’s latest instalment stars Helpmann Award-winning Terry Serio playing the legendary rock-n-roll icon, Keith ‘Keef’ Richards.
After their previous successful theatrical shows––The Chronic Ills of Robert Zimmerman, AKA Bob Dylan (A Lie) and Lenny Bruce: 13 Daze Un-Dug In Sydney 1962––the talented duo return with singer, songwriter, guitarist and stage and screen actor Terry Serio. The remarkable cast also includes Abe Mitchell, Branden Christine, Lenore Munro and Dorje Michael Swallow portraying Keef’s disparate and infamous group of friends, lovers and fellow musos like Chuck Berry and Queen Liz.
A Riff on Keef is 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.
“Rock stars are the gods of our time, we examine their lives like we once did those of the Buddha or Christ,” said Di Fonzo. “Any fan of popular culture will know [Keef] is ripe for satire of the highest and most hedonistic order.” (ASha)
Until Dec 12, Mon–Sat. SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross. $20-$38.Tickets & info: griffintheatre.com.au or 02 9361 3817.
BY ANVI SHARMA