BORN LIPPY presents an International Womens Day LiveStream Special of
Spoken Word | Music | Theatre
Hosted by Ellen Moran
This event is funded by Arts Council England
A Beautiful Way to be Crazy
(Being A Girl In The Business Of Music)
Produced and Presented by Genevieve Carver & The Unsung
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
This performance will be supported by live performances filmed on a stage at the Globe including:
Actress and poet from Whitley Bay. Winner of the Journal Culture Award, Performing Artist of the Year 2018. Eagerly awaiting the return of live theatre, touring in the 40th Anniversary Tour of Educating Rita. An associate artist with Open Clasp theatre company currently facilitating Poetry and Spoken Word within the Arts Award programme.
Plus Post show Q&A
TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM
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A livestream ticket costs £5.45. You may like to pay more if you are feeling generous or if there is more than one person watching. This would be really welcome at this difficult time when income for performers and venues is drastically reduced.