Michael can’t claim to be the world’s first Ukrainian Cockney as people of his ilk have been milling around the area for donkeys years. But he’s proud to have been born with his bottle of cola (bowler) within the sound of Bow Bells.
You What? He’s Ukrainian – a one man show by freelance journalist Tony Leliw, takes you on a journey from the streets of East End Stepney to the dizzy heights of north London’s Islington – and in parts it’s no giraffe (laugh). His old man wants him to find himself a nice Ukrainian Ocean Pearl (girl). There’s a gal in the East End, but she ain’t to his dad’s liking.Michael’s a man of two cultures and he’s not in a hurry to shake either one off. Later in life when he’s working for radio, his housewife’s choice (voice) is not always up to scratch. His Cockney Ukrainian gets dubbed by a more eloquent and upstanding Ukrainian Hobson’s Choice.
You can’t change who you are? Can you? Should you?
You What? He’s Ukrainian is at the Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT, on Friday, 8 January, 2016, 7.30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the reserve ticket guest list. Otherwise it’s £10 (squid) at the door.