From the team that brought you 2009’s grimy hit Killer Joe comes a little slice of Mojo – a new play about living in Soho London, playing with rock ‘n’ roll, and all the lust, gangs and money that comes with it.
Silver Johnny is a rising rock ‘n’ roll star at the Atlantic Club whose manager, Ezra, is trying to protect him from the amorous advances of creepy local gangster Sam Ross. Unfortunately, Ezra has just been found sawn in half in separate dustbins. A power struggle ensues at the Atlantic Club that will rock (and roll) the lads who frequent it.
Set in the amphetamine-fueled, gangster-operated London rock scene, Mojo follows Sweets, Potts, Skinny, Mickey, Baby and Silver Johnny, a gang of hopped-up, would-be power-players who, seduced by the speed and optimism of a glittering American future, battle for control over a hot young teen idol.
Director Jeff Szusterman is swapping the young hopefuls of New Zealand’s Next Top Model (Series 2) for another gang; Auckland’s most exciting young male actors. Star of the Silo Theatre hits A Little Dog Laughed and Holding The Man Charlie McDermott joins award-winning Gareth Reeves, David Van Horn (Loot, Go Girls), Ian Hughes (Ship Songs), Sam Sneddon (Life is a Dream, Back Story) and newcomer Dan Veint in this electrifying blast of hip-swinging swagger.
The play that inspired Guy Ritchie’s seminal Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a jet-black comedy where rock, revenge and deadly hilarity play out at heart-pounding speed.
Mojo plays from Thurs 28 October to Sat 6 November at The Basement. Tickets start from $22. For bookings, visit www.iticket.co.nz ?or phone 09 361 1000.