Colours of Kenny Roach, Spread Eagle Theatre, Oct 14

Peppermint Muse Theatre Company returns to The Spread Eagle Theatre next Friday with The Colours of Kenny Roach, a five-star thought-provoking piece of new writing which premiered at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

The Colours of Kenny Roach 2015 © Pete Stevens

John Stenhouse as Kenny Roach at the Spread Eagle Theatre next week. Photo: Pete Stevens

Peppermint’s previous shows – Altamont and Lavender Junction – brought to the stage in Croydon’s newest theatre proved extremely popular with audiences.

Inspired by true-life accounts, The Colours of Kenny Roach, written by Rebecca Russell, charts the decline and fall of precociously talented, charming, self-assured artist and lecturer.

Projection of old masters and original artwork together with a soundtrack by The Smiths poignantly underscore the play.

A recognisable tale of self-destruction, told with simplicity, wit and painfully acute observation of alcoholism and its effects on loved-ones makes for a heart-breaking yet life-affirming audience experience.

 “Rich in satirical wit, this is a crisply written, cool and classy play; performed with a natural, engaging ease it oozes with a Pinteresque sense of sexual tension and dramatic intrigue,” according to the Edinburgh Guide five-star review.

The Colours of Kenny Roach plays on October 14 at 7.30pm; tickets are £10 and can be purchased online at

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