A Beautiful Way To Be Crazy

The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London
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This event ended on Sunday 7th of February 2021




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 nation wide 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


Recommended age rating 14+

This show contains references to anxiety and depression, eating disorders, some mild swearing, themes of bullying, and a pregnancy scare.


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