tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!

by Mike Packer Wed 14 Nov - Sat 22 Dec, 2007

'We're artists with integrity! We ain't for sale! You can't buy us!?'

In 1977 when Punk was at its height, Billy Abortion's bandmates left him bleeding to death in a Copenhagen hotel room. In 2007 Billy is back from the dead and stacking shelves. There was no way tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! would ever reform. Until now?

30 years on from their notorious split, an American corporation wants to pay the band a small fortune for their punk anthem Plastic People, but everyone has to be in on the deal. So how much will it take for the angriest man in music to sell out?

tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! is Mike Packer's third play for the Bush Theatre, following A CARPET, A PONY AND A MONKEY (2002) and CARD BOYS (1999).


What the papers say

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'Tamara Harvey directs an authentically grubby, gritty production that is often achingly funny, and the performances are outstanding.'

The Telegraph


Direction - Tamara Harvey
Design - Lucy Osborne
Lighting Design - James Farncombe
Sound Design - Matt McKenzie
Music - Mia Soteriou


cast includes

Ralph Brown
Josephine Butler
Julia Ford
Rupert Procter
Pearce Quigley