new Manchester music film – ‘the Rise And Fall Of A Northern Star’

Manchester has had many great musical films and docs made about its musical heritage but they always concentrate on the same charachters. The story of Tracy Star is one that was begging to be made and has finally been put to film by Stella Grundy with the about to be released- The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star

Written and performed by Stella Grundy and directed by Ian Curley it tells the story of Tracy Star- a Bowie fan hoping to escape the mediocrity and mundaneness of 1980’s Manchester by emulating her hero. This tragicomic tale of hope and disappointment, of characters met and betrayed, offers an alternative view of the Madchester scene which is more often told from a male perspective. This one woman show offers a peculiar blend of comedy, and tragedy interspersed with original music.

This is the first major work by the author Stella Grundy, former front woman of Manchester band INTASTELLA since her successful multi- media event NICO ICON PLAY which was nominated for 2 MEN Theatre Awards after its sell out run at The Kings Arms and The Lowry Theatre. This will be the premiere performance of new songs forming the upcoming solo album.

First Run: Studio One, Kings Arms, 11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN. Friday 6th-13th September, 2013 7:30 pm – 10 pm. 15 minute interval. Tickets cost £7.50 No concessions.

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The documentary comes with Interviewees including: Louder than War’s John Robb (musician with Goldblade, writer and Music commentator), Dave Haslam (writer, broadcaster DJ) XFM’s Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) Jah Wobble (Public Image Limited) Mike Joyce (The Smiths) Bonehead (Oasis)

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