Jemima Dury in Conversation

Posted on 31 August 2017

Jemima Dury, the daughter of legendary rock star Ian Dury, talks about her relationship with Graeae Theatre Company and the hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, touring again in autumn 2017 and hitting our Main Stage on 8 & 9 September.

Jemima comments everyone should see Reasons to be Cheerful because “it is the best example of accessible theatre, it is entertainment of the highest order, it’s fun, it’s a musical, what’s not to like about it, basically. Just immense fun“.

Reasons to be Cheerful is a raucous musical featuring the hits of Ian Dury and the Blockheads. It’s 1979: Labour loses to the Tories, strikes rock the nation and Ian Dury and The Blockheads’ Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) climbs the charts. As the ultimate fans, Vinnie and his mates would do anything to see Dury at the Hammersmith Odeon, only the gig is sold out. But life has a habit of throwing strange things at you, and one night of frustration becomes something else entirely…

Tickets for Reasons to be Cheerful available now priced from £19.25 by calling the Belgrade Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or book online at for even cheaper tickets.