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Thin Lizzy's Philip Lynott Celebrated In New Play: Thin Lizzy News

08/10/2015
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(Classic Rock) A new play about late Thin Lizzy frontman Philip Lynott from former EastEnders actor Rob Mountford debuted on Friday evening at the Edinburgh Festival.

Described as "a hilarious, philosophical, rock 'n' roll one-man show", Vagabonds - My Phil Lynott Odyssey is an hour-long soliloquy co-written by and starring 40-year-old Mountford, who played Dr Farah Singh in the long-running soap back in 2013.

The storyline is jointly inspired by the lives of Thin Lizzy leader Lynott, who died in 1986, and by 40-year-old Mountford himself. The actor, whose CV also includes The Royal Shakespeare Company and spots on Casualty, tells Classic Rock:

"Phil was a black Irishman and I'm a brown Brummie but we both grew up as mixed race kids in predominantly white areas, and when that happens you either allow people to push you around or you take life by the scruff of the neck and go for it. Phil did the latter, and I thought it was about time there was a play about him." Read more here.

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