Sarfraz Manzoor: The Boss Rules

  • Storytelling
  • 3:45pm (1 hour)
  • 2-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012
  • Assembly Rooms
  • 10
Sarfraz Manzoor: The Boss Rules. Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Storytelling starring Sarfraz Manzoor performed on the following days in August 2012...

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In his brand new show Sarfraz Manzoor tackles race, religion and rock'n'roll. He believes Bruce Springsteen's songs contain the secrets of life, love and happiness. The Guardian journalist and Radio 4 broadcaster takes us on a personal journey and reveals how the Boss' words saved him from a life in Luton. Using Springsteen's songs as a starting point he tackles everything from family to fatherhood to faith. Inviting the audience to share their dilemmas, he offers heartfelt advice based on the lyrics of Springsteen. www.sarfrazmanzoor.co.uk. Twitter @sarfrazmanzoor.

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In his new show The Boss Rules - How Bruce Springsteen Changed My Life, Sarfraz Manzoor tackles race, religion and rock and roll. He believes Bruce Springsteen's songs contain the secrets of life, love and happiness.

A writer, broadcaster and now performer, Sarfraz takes us on a personal journey and reveals how the Boss' words saved him from a life in Luton; consoled him when his father died and inspired him to find true love. Manzoor uses Springsteen's songs as a starting point for tackling everything from family to fatherhood to faith. He also invites the audience to share their dilemmas on love, work or anything else on their minds and he offers advice based on the lyrics and life of Bruce Springsteen.

Sarfraz Manzoor is the author of the acclaimed eighties memoir Greetings from Bury Park. He is currently adapting the book into a screenplay for a feature film to be directed by Bend it like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha. Manzoor writes for The Guardian and his work has appeared in a wide range of publications including Esquire, The Spectator, Uncut and Red magazine. He is a familiar voice on Radio 4 and he also presents his weekly arts show on the BBC World Service. He is a regular critic on BBC's The Review Show and reports on The Culture Show.