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The cautionary tale of rock and roll wannabe Tracy Star who sought to escape the drudgery of her day-to-day life in 1980s Manchester and make something of herself in the burgeoning male dominated Madchester scene.
Tracy Star was 'The Manc Madonna' before life in the music industry took its toll. Written by Stella Grundy, former front woman of Manchester band Intastella, The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star, offers a peculiar blend of comedy and tragedy interspersed with original music.
"Poetic, funny, and completely immersive The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star is an absolute triumph."- What's On Stage
"In Tracy Grundy creates a stunning and vibrant subject, who is loveable, funny and infuriating all at once... We may be witnessing the bitter-sweet tale of Tracy - but the real star here is Grundy - and from this performance you can't imagine her falling from grace any time soon."- Manchester Evening News
A Theatre Special Offer event.
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.