Produced and presented by Genevieve Carver & The Unsung
Spoken Word | Music | Theatre
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
★★★★★"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
“Genevieve Carver is a stunning poet - her writing strikes sharply and with intention." Ciarán Hodgers
Recommended age rating 14+
Available On Demand between 11th January - 7th February 2021