Kurt and Sid (2009)
Shaun Evans appeared in Kurt and Sid, a play by Roy Smiles which had its world premiere at the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End, running from 9 September to 3 October 2009. Shaun played the role of Kurt Cobain and Danny Dyer played Sid Vicious.
The play takes place in the room above Cobain’s garage in Seattle in 1994 on the night Nirvana’s singer and songwriter prepares to commit suicide. He is interrupted, however, by a punk who bears a startling resemblance to Sid Vicious. Is he the ghost of the Sex Pistols’ infamous bassist or just a figment of Cobain’s troubled imagination? They discuss what it is like to be famous with Sid trying to persuade Kurt not to take his life.
Interview: "Never Mind...Here's Kurt and Sid", BBC News, by Kev Geoghegan,10 September 2009
Review: The Telegraph, Kurt and Sid at the Trafalgar Studios - review, 16 September 2009
Shaun Evans as Kurt captures the pain, the self-obsession and the messianic humourlessness of Cobain, fatally locked into a prison of self-loathing and despair.
With its mixture of comedy and moral seriousness, this is a play that deserves a wider audience than Nirvana and Sex Pistols’ fans.