Saturday, 25 July 2009

The Harder They Come

Mirvish Productions has brought the London production of THE HARDER THEY COME to Toronto. Like the classic 1970's Jimmy Cliff gangster film, the musical is based on the life of Ivanhoe "Rhygin" Martin and is written by the late Perry Henzell. You can rent the film and buy the soundtrack, but only the play will make you want to step back into 1970's Jamaica. The play's charismatic cast and on-stage musicians performing classic reggae makes you want jump into the hard, sweet life of Ivan (Roland Bell), his girlfriend, Elsa (Joanna Francis) and friends Pedro (Lain Gray) and Pinky (Susan Lawson-Reynolds). A sure bet not just for reggae fans but for people who like to have a good time. Once you see it you'll want to go back for more. I plan on seeing it again with LOTS of friends.

Info: The play runs until August 23rd at the Canon Theatre. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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