Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life

Theatre (storytelling, music)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

One of 18 worldwide 'Best of' shows selected to participate in the Fringe Encore series, Off-Broadway, at the historic Soho Playhouse in New York City in 2019. Sell-out run. Finalist for Offies OnComm award, 2022. **** (BroadwayBaby.com). An inspirational true story about overcoming obstacles, pursuing passions and the healing power of music. A heartfelt passion project that began as an idea after a devastating life event caused Keith Alessi to think differently about his future. 'A heart-warming show which is much needed at present' (BritishTheatreGuide.info).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Crispian Denby 33 days ago

I found this a really engaging show with a lot of wisdom imparted. If he was a churchman I might almost be inclined to join his congregation.

Julie Phillips 38 days ago

Really nice show. Well presented. An enjoyable hour.

George Hawryluk 39 days ago

I was expecting more of a concert, got so much more, Keith speaks with confidence and his ability to focus people's attention is impressive, I could listen to him all day long, regardless whether it's the music or the story of his life. Go and see/listen to him regardless of you're a banjo aficionado, shaking his hand was the highlight of my day, week, year... Hell, it was a highlight of one's life.

Charlotte Ekpaloba 44 days ago

Really enjoyed this an heartfelt story with bango playing worth an watch 5 stars

Ron Paley 49 days ago

Funny, moving and frankly a life affirming kick in the ass. Go see it!

60Mic 53 days ago

Quite a gentle and thought provoking show. I may even dig out the electric keyboard I bought in lockdown,convinced I was going to do an hour’s practice every day! Didn’t happen. Now waiting for retirement next year.


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