He's one of Britain's toughest yet lovable stars, now Danny Dyer is to return to the stage to play Sid Vicious in a new play by Roy Smiles.
The play, Kurt & Sid, explores a fantasy meeting between the Sex Pistols' frontman and Kurt Cobain, and is set to run at the intimate Trafalgar Studios 2 venue at the end of the summer.
The frontman of Nirvana is about to pull the trigger of the gun in his hand
April 1994. A 27-year-old man sits alone in an attic extension on the cusp of becoming a Seattle suicide statistic. This man is no ‘number and name' to be reported in a local newspaper. He is an icon, albeit a reluctant one. The frontman of Nirvana is about to pull the trigger of the gun in his hand and join the leagues of rock star deaths down the ages.
Without invitation, Kurt Cobain is visited by a man purporting to be the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious, Kurt's hero and another heroin addict suicide, who's determined to talk him out of it. The two music legends trade quips and quotes about the emptiness of fame, a mutual understanding of drug addiction and self-destruction.
The production will run for a limited season from 9th September to 3rd October and will also star Shaun Evans as Cobain. Tim Stark is set to direct.