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Wild Life, breaking boundaries in the Festival

Wild Life, breaking boundaries in the Festival

Wild Life
at the Norwich Playhpouse as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016
Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 21 May 2016

Wild Life is both a company and the apt title of a piece that takes the breath away – genre-defying, boundary-busting and the most innovative work I have seen so far this year.

The performers should be named as these young local singer-songwriters and actors are going places – Megan Blair, Anna Carter, Lucy Grubb, Noah Horne-Morris, Kate Maguire Buck, Sophie Mahon, Aphra McSherry-Birley, Elliouse Marie Moss, Poppy Rae Read and Hannah Websdale.

In a refreshing, amusing and fun concert like no other they present a narrative about making a show about themselves and in so doing perform their reflective, angry, joyful and original songs about their young adult lives in the contemporary world.

There’s always something going on – technology, sound, images, physicality and even a craft table. A giant pin board is covered during what overall is a mix of postmodernism and a good old 1960s-style Happening with a dash of perfomance art and some surrealism.

This one is not to be missed under any circumstances.

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