Award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin’s journey through Brixton’s urban legends, anecdotes and observations, from the failed Viking Invasion of 885AD, the Victorian Era of 1885 and his God-fearing mother’s villainy in the 1985 riots.
God Created Brixton is a story about Amadeus’s quest over a thirty year period from youngster to adult to convince a Polish pen pal to set foot in Brixton, an impossible task due to its bad reputation.
Amadeus found that Brixton was the first place in Great Britain to have electric street lights, hence the name Electric Avenue. He’s amazed that Sir Walter Raleigh had a pad and a ‘liaison’ with Queen Elizabeth in Brixton on Josephine Avenue, and shocked that Van Gogh who also lived in Brixton, probably cut off his ear because the music from the local sound systems was so loud.
Recent history includes the Empire Windrush arrivals to police brutality that sparked the riots of the 1980’s and 1990’s.
So did Amadeus ever convince his Polish pen pal to put aside his prejudices? There’s only one way to find out!
Suitable for 15+ audience
£7.50 advance, £8.50 door. £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts. £5 unwaged.
Box Office telephone number 01726 879500
Tickets also available from Levines in Calstock.
Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm