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About the Show Less...

The 70's cult classic film is brought to life on stage. Read More >

Country-boy Ivan leaves home in the Jamaican countryside and travels to Kingston , his head full of songs that he hopes will earn him fame and fortune. But fortune is hard to find as Ivan is ripped off by shady record producers and corrupt cops. He does find the fame he craves – but for all the wrong reasons.

The Harder They Come features all the songs from the film’s blazing soundtrack, including:

You Can Get It If You Really Want, Many Rivers to Cross, Pressure Drop, By the Rivers of Babylon, Sitting in Limbo and, of course, The Harder They Come.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/03/2006

Closing Night: 25/04/2006

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Director - Dawn Reid and Kerry Michael (Voice Director Geraldine Connor)

Designer - ULTZ

Choreographer - Jackie Guy

Author - Perry Henzell

About Theatre Royal Stratford East

Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN

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