Loud Poets presents: A Beautiful Way to be Crazy – Being A Girl In The Business Of Music by Genevieve Carver & The Unsung
One of the UK’s most successful spoken word collectives, Loud Poets present a monthly showcase of the UK’s top spoken word talent. This is make some noise, fist¬thumping, pint-drinking, side¬tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. ‘Throughout there’s a humour, poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire.’ (Scotsman).
Based on interviews with women in the music industry, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is a tale of growing up and finding a voice. Weaving together spoken word, live music, verbatim audio clips and a few genuine teenage diary entries, award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her multi-instrumental live band take you on a journey that begins in 1999 and isn’t over yet.
Expect to meet the spirits of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire as Genevieve navigates her way through school bullies, the pressures of mainstream media, anxiety and pregnancy scares, but comes out smiling. A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is an innovative piece of gig theatre exploring what it means to be a girl in the business of music, with a soundtrack moving seamlessly between pop, rock, folk, soul,
classical and electronica.
‘Arguably one of the most powerful voices of the Fringe’ – (EdFringe
‘Brilliant, verging on genius’ – (Wee Review)
‘Carver exudes a warm humility that perfectly complements the fragile and overwhelmingly human spirit at the heart of her storytelling’ – (Reviews Hub)
*Please note this event has now been cancelled. We will contact any ticket holders to arrange refunds.*