Suzi Q

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Suzi Q

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 14 February - 15 February 2020
Category Cinema Screening


Suzi Q positions Suzi as the trailblazer and inspiration for a generation of women who were to follow after her in the next decade; and reminds contemporary audiences of her pioneering influence, white-hot talent and string of incandescent rock hits, like Can The Can, 48 Crash, and Daytona Demon (but to name a few), that were the vehicle for her explosion of gender stereotypes in rock n roll, rewriting the rule book for the  expected image of women in rock music and reaching millions of people worldwide in the process.

Suzi Q explores the long simmering family tensions and sibling rivalries that result from the success of one family member over the ambitions of its other talented members.  Exiled in Europe thanks to her success,while forgotten in her homeland, we return with Suzi to Detroit ; and reveal the price paid for success in a deeply personal exploration of fame, ambition and resilience.

Singer, songwriter, bass player, author, actress, radio presenter, poet – there is only one Suzi Q. Still on road after 53 years, still  writing new material and still recording, Suzi Quatro surely is The Queen Of Rock n Roll. Now she’s coming back to claim her crown.

FYI: Unfortunately, Open Captions are no longer available for the screening on Saturday 15 February 2020 at 12:45pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Both screenings will remain Audio Described.

M – Coarse language


She was the first…..and broke the ice and kicked the door for us gals.” – Cherie Currie, The Runaways

And there’s the fact that I’ve never seen a woman with an instrument in a band. It’s never, ever occurred to me that that could happen, that that could be.” – Kathy Valentine, The Go Go’s (on seeing Suzi for the 1st time)

It was just unbelievable, you know, that thing where chills go through your body and you’re just freaking out, because it’s like, did I really just hear this? She was, you know, integral to me figuring out who I was, finding my own style…. getting strength from her to do that “ – Joan Jett

Suzi was raw. She came from a place so deep inside, so unmistakeable, that she did far more than show that women could play music. She showed us that we could be who we were if we believed enough in ourselves. Because with Suzi there was never a question.” – Cherie Currie


Suzi Q [Open Captions]

Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock’n’roll when she broke through around the world in 1973.

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