'Chasing Bono'

7 Dec 2018

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais  - the legendary writing team behind 'Porridge', 'The Likely Lads', and 'The Commitments' - have trained their comic genius on rock'n'roll, and one rock'n'roll story in particular.
 
'Chasing Bono', a new comedy about the pursuit of fame and coming to terms with failed ambition, is in previews at London's Soho Theatre this week. The show is adapted from 'I Was Bono's Doppelgänger', a memoir by the writer Neil McCormick, recounting his friendship and rivalry with school friend turned rock star Bono.
 
Here's everything you need to know about 'Chasing Bono'. 
 
'1970s Dublin. Friends Neil McCormick and Paul Hewson share the same ambition: to form bands and become global superstars. Paul changed his name to 'Bono' and his band became U2. Neil's band never got off the ground. 
 
1987. Dublin gangster Danny Machin wants a fair and balanced account written of his life whilst now-writer Neilis wondering where his went so wrong. Danny sees an opportunity and kidnaps him. Neil becomes Danny's biographer. Danny becomes Neil's shrink, probing the reasons for his succession of disastrous decisions.' 

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