PREVIEW – Jakko Jakszyk – The Highway to Ballina

A TRUE story of a celebrated rock musician’s extraordinary journey to discovering his actual household. 

Uncover the weird journey of self-discovery in The Highway to Ballina from third August on the Gilded Balloon.

Jakko Jakszyk, guitarist/singer with King Crimson, was born Michael Curran.

Adopted by Polish and French dad and mom, he grew up questioning who he was, and as one does, finally went on a voyage of self-discovery. 

He traced his mom to distant Arkansas and located his far-right-leaning siblings. 

In The Highway To Ballina, Jakko unravels the secrets and techniques of his previous and examines the impact of nature versus nurture.

Directed by Michael Attenborough, it’s shifting, at instances surprising storytelling that merges music and animation in Fringe theatre. 

Jakko Jaksyzk headshot.
The Highway to Ballina is a narrative a couple of rock musician’s journey of self-discovery. (Picture provided with launch by Gilded Balloon).

The Highway to Ballina began its journey over 25 years in the past as an autobiographical music fee for BBC Radio 3. 

Since his late teenagers, Jakko has toured the world and performed a whole lot of albums from Sam Brown and Mica Paris to experimental David Cunningham.

After deciding to focus totally on music and performing, within the Nineteen Eighties whereas performing in sitcoms and theatre productions Jakko met Michael Attenborough. 

Michael Attenborough CBE. D Litt. has been a theatre director for nearly 50 years, and is the son of Sir Richard Attenborough.

Amongst his many titles is one in all former Principal Affiliate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Firm, and now an Honorary Affiliate Artist there. 

A relationship over 45 years solid mutual belief – in one another’s opinion, expertise and talent – augmented the story of Jakko’s difficult household historical past and his seek for his personal id in a theatre manufacturing. 

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