What Girls Are Made Of @ Soho Theatre*

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.

What Girls Are Made Of, Mihaela Bodlovic (09)

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,

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