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Harder They Come – The Play! – London, August 2008 – FFBJ Special Rate

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Following sell out seasons at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Barbican, The Harder They Come is now playing at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre. The film that ignited the worldwide reggae revolution explodes again on stage. Country-boy Ivan leaves home in the Jamaican countryside and travels to Kingston , his head full of songs that he hopes will earn him fame and fortune.

“By the Rivers of Babylon”, “Sitting in Limbo” and, of course, “The Harder They Come”. A feelgood smash hit that marks a defining moment in Jamaican culture. The plot unfolds in flashback. Ivan want to make his fortune in the music business but when the local Mr Big throws a spanner in the works, refusing him the rights to his own songs, he won’t play this corrupt game, and instead turns to the drug trade to fund his dreams, eventually becoming an outlaw, hunted by the police. FFBJ Founder & Director Sylbourne Sydial along with Executive Member Syprian Pitkin on the invitation of the producer went to find out for themselves as to what the excitement was all about. The conclusion was simple “ riveting, exciting and really tek you back a yard, bringing a fresh taste of Jamaica in the West End”

Facilitators For A Better Jamaica has partnering with the organizers to provide a special rate.

Offer: £25 For Best Available Seats for Monday – Friday Performances until 29th August 2008. Readers & Members should call 0870 060 6631 and quote “FFBJ”

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