Fri 12 February - Sun 21 February
A Beautiful Way To Be Crazy
This performance is available to watch from Fri 12 Feb at 8:30pm and then ‘on demand’ from Sat 13 Feb to Sun 21 Feb. After booking a ticket you will be emailed a link (not before Fri 12 Feb at 7:30pm) to access the recording at any time and however often you like until the end of the run.
Being A Girl In The Business Of Music
Produced and Presented by Genevieve Carver & The Unsung
Spoken Word | Music | Theatre
Winners for Excellence in Spoken Word, Buxton Fringe 2017 and 2019
A Beautiful Way To Be Crazy was in the middle of a nationwide tour before it was sadly cut short in early 2020. This broadcast has been specially recorded for you to enjoy from the safety of your home.
Based on interviews with female-identifying practitioners across 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 from the interviews and a few genuine teenage diary entries, award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her multi-instrumental live band (Tim Knowles, Brian Bestall and Ruth Nicholson) 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 Review
★★★★★”Brilliant, verging on genius” The Wee Review
★★★★★”Beautiful poetry and perfectly balanced musical accompaniment with a deft and hugely engaging level of ease.” Write Out Loud
★★★★”Carver exudes a warm humility that perfectly complements the fragile and overwhelmingly human spirit at the heart of her storytelling” The Reviews Hub
“Raw and deeply honest” A Younger Theatre