Tickets and more information: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/what-girls-are-made-of/
Booking until: 28th September
Run time: 1 hr 30 mins.
Production Photographs by: Mihaela Bodlovic
In a rousing show that is part gig and part theatre, Cora Bissett recounts her life as a schoolgirl from Glenrothes to a rockstar lifestyle and her adventures touring with Blur and Radiohead to the experiences that led to her life today. Using her teenage diaries, Cora takes the audience on a journey through the highs and the lows of following your dreams.
Although she has great musical support around her from Simon Donaldson, Harry Ward (both of whom expertly juggle many a character through a variety of accents by the way) and Emma Smith, What Girls Are Made Of is without a doubt Cora Bissett’s vehicle. She is a naturally charming and captivating storyteller and really holds the audience in the palm of her hand. Some of the stories are interlinked with songs that have a Joan Jett edge to them.
It’s hard to compare this show to anything else, because it is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Although sometimes the songs felt a little bit out of place for me (apart from the final song) I do feel they were able to add that bit more context to the life Cora used to lead. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel like it’s something different enough to shake up the theatre scene. That and Cora Bissett’s performance is absolutely gripping.
Until next time,