Michael canÔÇÖt claim to be the worldÔÇÖs first Ukrainian Cockney as people of his ilk have been milling around the area for donkeys years. But heÔÇÖs proud to have been born with his bottle of cola (bowler) within the sound of Bow Bells.
You What? HeÔÇÖs Ukrainian ÔÇô 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 LondonÔÇÖs Islington ÔÇô and in parts itÔÇÖs no giraffe (laugh). His old man wants him to find himself a nice Ukrainian Ocean Pearl (girl). ThereÔÇÖs a gal in the East End, but she ainÔÇÖt to his dadÔÇÖs liking.MichaelÔÇÖs a man of two cultures and heÔÇÖs not in a hurry to shake either one off. Later in life when heÔÇÖs working for radio, his housewifeÔÇÖs choice (voice) is not always up to scratch. His Cockney Ukrainian gets dubbed by a more eloquent and upstanding Ukrainian HobsonÔÇÖs Choice.
You canÔÇÖt change who you are? Can you? Should you?
You What? HeÔÇÖs 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 itÔÇÖs ┬ú10 (squid) at the door.