'Madness (II)' are about to release a new album after 10 years, which consists of an interrelated, song cycle about London called 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate'. Although the songs are on ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suggs ...
Himself - Vocals
Carl Smyth ...
Chas Smash - Vocals (as Cathal Smyth)
Mike Barson ...
Barzo - Keyboard and Piano
Chris Foreman ...
Chrissy Boy - Guitar
Dan Woodgate ...
Woody - Drums
Mark Bedford ...
Bedders - Bass
Lee Thompson ...
El Thommo - Saxophone
Melvyn Altwarg ...
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Patti Bee ...
Music Hall Performer
Ross Foley ...
Music Hall Performer
John Sawicki ...
Music Hall Performer
Emile Epstein ...
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Music Hall Performer
Jack Latimer ...
Music Hall Performer
Angus Little ...
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'Madness (II)' are about to release a new album after 10 years, which consists of an interrelated, song cycle about London called 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate'. Although the songs are on one level about different areas of London, they focus musically on the waves of immigration to the city - Irish, Jewish, Caribbean, Asian etc and the musical legacy they have contributed to the city. The concert is at the Hackney Empire, a show with powerful connections to the grand Music Hall traditions of the place, situating Madness where they belong, clearly within a uniquely English Popular Musical Culture with its roots in the Victorian period. Weaving through the concert, Suggs and Carl, take us back in time to the London of Karl Marx and Jack the Ripper. Humorously introducing the subject of each song, they take us on a tour through the psycho geography of the Old East End, Spitalfields, Smithfield, Wapping, Bethnal Green, ending down on the beaches of the Thames beyond Tower Bridge Finally. Written by Anonymous

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Norton Folgate is a state of mind, a slice of urban magic


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