‘If It Can’t Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong’ is a new song written by members of The Blockheads and Graeae performer John Kelly. Exclusively available for FREE download for all ticket holders!
Pioneering disabled-led theatre company Graeae has been proud standard-bearers for protest and disability rights for many years. In conjunction with the final tour of their smash hit musical Reasons to be Cheerful, set in 1979 Thatcher’s Britain, Blockheads Chaz Jankel, Derek Hussey and cast member John Kelly have written a protest song for 2017, ‘If It Can’t Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong’.
The song is a rallying cry against the current government cuts; specifically the austerity and cuts directed at the d/Deaf and disabled community in the UK and the systematic disintegration of the NHS and the Welfare State.
Graeae’s John Kelly said the song “‘is the fight back towards a society that respects equality, difference, human rights and that celebrates that we actually want to support each other through life. I hope that people come along to the show and join in the fun, anarchy and energy of it all, so we can have a right old sing-along every night during the tour.”
‘If It Can’t Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong’ will be available as a FREE download to everyone who buys a ticket for Reasons to be Cheerful and will be performed exclusively at each show by the cast and band. Full lyrics can be seen here.
Reasons to be Cheerful is on 24 October- 4 November 2017 at Theatre Royal Stratford East.