Punk opera hits the streets

Autor of Borstal Boy, Dave Clarke with a copy of the book and rear Asylum Seekers.
Autor of Borstal Boy, Dave Clarke with a copy of the book and rear Asylum Seekers.
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PEOPLE in Fareham had a glimpse of a punk opera when a performance was held in the town.

Dave Clarke, of Fareham, is having the story of his conversion from crime to religion turned into a punk opera by Gosport band The Asylum Seekers.

As reported, Dave wrote his autobiography, Converted on LSD, after a life-changing trip on the mind-bending drug.

And on Saturday, shoppers got the chance to get an exclusive preview ahead of the show which is taking place at the Kings Theatre on Saturday, April 26.

Dave said: ‘The whole idea is to make people aware that the opera is being performed at the Kings Theatre and that everyone is welcome.

‘We were very pleased. It was good fun. It’s the only way I know to catch the attention of all kinds of people.’

More than 250 copies of the book have been sent to inmates in prisons across the UK.

If the opera is successful, it could tour all over the country.

A repeat preview of the punk opera will take place on Friday at 8pm at Stubbington Snooker Club.