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TRACY STAR AT THE KINGS ARMS SALFORD
 

Star date: 1st September 2013

STELLA DOES TRACY STAR AS MADCHESTER COMES BACK TO SALFORD

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star
Friday 6th September – Friday 13th September
Kings Arms
7:30pm £7.50

It's the late 80s and everyone is grabbing a guitar and some baggy keks as Madchester hits the world. Some make it huge and some almost make it huge. Anyone remember Tracy Star?

Stella Grundy, of Intastella fame back in the day, and more recently acclaimed for her portrayal of Nico in the Nico Icon play, brings Tracy Star back to life on stage at the Kings Arms for one week only. Don't miss!

Full details here…


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Tracy Star at the Kings Arms
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"She was a party animal"… "She was the Manc Madonna"… "She was star material from the off"… "You'd see her on Market Street in Manchester on Saturday afternoon, full of whisky just shouting at everyone"… "Pretty dark shit, man…"

Those who were around Madchester back in the day have lined up tributes to Tracy Star – everyone from John Robb to Dave Haslam to Clint Boon, Jah Wobble, Mike Joyce and Bonehead. She was one of those who exploded out of the Hacienda scene, and then, well…the name sounds familiar but she's kind of hard to recall….

Not to worry, the `Manc Madonna' is being brought back to lurid life this week via Stella Grundy in her new one woman show, The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star.

Stella knows a bit about stardom, having blitzed it with top band Intastella back in those same daze. More recently she's been blitzing the stage with the sell out, critically acclaimed Nico Icon play, as well as doing loads of community drama and film work in Salford and beyond.

In Rise and Fall, Stella portrays the life and times of Tracy Star, from wanting to emulate her hero David Bowie, to being slap bang in the middle of the Madchester scene with all the hopes, let downs, highs, lows and big gobbed tossers that entailed. It's comic, it's tragic. And it's got some brilliant new songs stuffed in there too.

If Nico Icon was anything to go by, this is definitely not one to be missed. Tracy Star - does the name ring a bell yet? It will do…

See the ace YouTube video for Now And Then, complete with Ordsall graffiti wall in the background – click here


The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star
Friday 6th September – Friday 13th September
Kings Arms, Studio One
11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
7:30pm tickets £7.50 no concessions – click here to buy

For further information see also www.stellaproductions.co.uk

See also Tracy Star Fanzine site on Facebook

Full Salford Star review of Rise and Fall - click here

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