Theatre: A Rock’n’Roll Suicide!, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh

Even before the almost throwaway revelation that performer Lee Mark Jones was diagnosed only a short while ago, aged 56, with ADHD, there is cause to be concerned for his welfare, so chaotic is his delivery of this autobiographical show.

A RocknRoll Suicide! ZOO Southside (Venue 82)
A RocknRoll Suicide! ZOO Southside (Venue 82)

A Rock’n’Roll Suicide!, ZOO Southside *

Jones has sung in a succession of punk and rock bands you probably haven’t heard of – any time there was a sniff of a record deal, he would wade in and sabotage his chances – but he has indulged in the rock’n’roll lifestyle sufficiently to namedrop shamelessly throughout.

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He wins over his audience and makes his lighting tech laugh but there is too much bravado masking pain here for this slapdash display to succeed as entertainment.


Until 26 August