Review: Wild Life at Norwich Playhouse
- Credit: Chris Taylor
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 doing so 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 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 performance art and some surrealism.
This one is not to be missed under any circumstances.
You may also want to watch:
• Wild Life is at Norwich Playhouse until Sunday, May 29. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.nnfestival.org.uk or call the box office 01603 766400.
- 1 Famous Norwich firm locked in legal battle with Red Bull
- 2 Huge village home with indoor swimming pool for sale for £1.2m
- 3 'I couldn't believe my eyes' - snorkeller finds 125-year-old shipwreck
- 4 End of an era as cafe owner hangs up apron after 26 years
- 5 Huge Christmas market returning to Norfolk Showground for 2021
- 6 Britain's poshest train returning to Norwich for Christmas lunch
- 7 Location revealed for new major music festival with '90s flavour'
- 8 People told to shut doors and windows after suspected gas leak
- 9 Motorcyclist dies in crash on A11
- 10 Could you offer one of these rescue animals a forever home?