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Monday, September 15, 2014

Intastella front-woman presents insight into the Madchester scene

Stella Productions present the cautionary tale of a Madchester rock n roll lifestyle in The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star at The Met on Wednesday 1 October at 8pm.

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Written and performed by Stella Grundy, former front woman of Manchester band Intastella, The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star offers a real-insight into the music industry, with a peculiar blend of comedy and tragedy interspersed with original music and rhythmic pacey dialogue.

 

Poetic, funny, and completely immersive The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star is an absolute triumph.” What’s On Stage

 

Seeking to escape the drudgery of her day-to-day life in 1980s Manchester, Tracy Star sought to make something of herself in the burgeoning male dominated Madchester music scene, becoming ‘The Manc Madonna’ before life in the music industry took its toll.

 

The script was developed from nine original songs which formed the basis of a concept album and offers a peak into the darker aspects of the music business.

 

Stella Grundy says:

This piece was written as a way of ending a chapter in my life and beginning afresh. It is an intimate story that contains universal themes which many recognise and connect with, recognizing themselves and others in the troubled central character, Tracy Star. It is, first and foremost, a work of love.

 

Tickets to see The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star are £10. For more information or to book phone Box Office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz