aGLIFF – Opening Night of BLITZED: The 80s Blitz Kids Story
August 26$25 – $95
Directed by Bruce Ashley and Michael Donald with music by Rusty Egan, BLITZED tells the untold story of a cultural revolution, spawned from a grimy West End club, its lavish trendsetters and a protoDJ who cultivated the sound of the New Romantic Movement (and paid the price for it) and how he and key arbiters inﬂuenced and seeded generations of artists, synth poppers and fashionistas with the sound, style, and sexuality of the 80s.
Out of one small London venue called The Blitz came a generation of outrageous teenagers, working class and art school kids, who would define the look, the sound, the style and attitude of the ‘80s and beyond. This is the history of the London venue that – amid strikes, racism, and homophobia in 1979 – became the Soho equivalent of Studio 54, and gave us the likes of Boy George, Spandau Ballet, Visage, Ultravox, Sade and more. This is their story.
Featuring: Boy George, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp, Rusty Egan, Marilyn, Princess Julia, Andy Polaris, Robert Elms, Chris Sullivan, Stephen Jones, Dylan Jones, La Roux, Michele Clapton, Darla-Jane Gilroy, Fiona Dealey and Steve Dagger.