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2014
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THE stage adaptation of hit BBC Radio 4’s sitcom, ‘Rudy’s Rare Records’, starring Lenny Henry, is coming to the Hackney Empire from Wednesday 24 September to 5 October. 

The show is set in a run-down record store, owned by Rudy Sharpe (Larrington Walker). His long-suffering son, Adam (Lenny Henry) helps out, but when developers threaten to take over the shop, the two must put aside their differences to keep the music alive. 

Writer Danny Robins’ adaptation deals with what happens when families who sometimes can’t stand the sight of each other are forced together during difficult times. Ultimately, the record shop becomes a battleground for both men.

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