MADNESS MOVIE ON THE ROAD!
One Man’s Madness, the new documentary film about MADNESS sax-player Lee ‘Kix’ Thompson, goes on a tour of cinemas throughout the UK next month.
The film, which was shown as part of the Vive Le Rock-sponsored Soundscreen Festival in March, tells Thompson’s story from his childhood in North London, through meeting the members of Madness and onto major success.
Directed by Jeff Baynes and starring all members of Madness as well as Neville Staple, Lynval Golding, Norman Cook and others, the film takes its cue from the Ealing comedies of the 40s and 50s, music hall and famous BBC arts documentaries, with a nod to those great British comics down the years such as Max Wall, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Morecambe and Wise and Spike Milligan.
“The whole experience in the making of this Mocu has been a sheer joy,” says Lee. “Miming along to all the characters was slightly tongue-twisting. However, with the director’s patience and perseverance we got there eventually. Jeff makes a fantastic Cappuccino and his wife was most patient with my array of props, wigs and slap. Thank you to all involved, you’ve made a happy man very old!”
Watch the trailer.
Cinemas so far confirmed to screen ‘One Man’s Madness’:
Tue 22 May LONDON: Showcase Bluewater (with Q&A with Lee and Jeff Baynes)
Wed 23 May READING: Showcase
Wed 23 May SOUTHAMPTON: Showcase
Wed 23 May NOTTINGHAM: Showcase
Wed 23 May DERBY: Showcase
Wed 23 May LEICESTER: Showcase
Wed 23 May PETERBOROUGH: Showcase
Wed 23 May LEEDS: Showcase
Wed 23 May COVENTRY: Showcase
Wed 23 May BRISTOL: Showcase
Mon 28 May SOUTHEND: Southend Film Festival