A raw but sensuous voice pours from Lady Carol as she uses music and laughter to explore and share her own life experiences. She takes blues back to its empathic roots, as they pervade her touching and very human view of difficult family relationships. Emotion and song strengthen and deepen each other, whilst Lady Carol’s delivery is sweet yet wry, only occasionally misjudging the delicate balance between comical tone and serious subject matter. As she describes her entry into the harsh world of performance, she begins to remove her glamorous accessories until she looks more like the little girl playing in the photo sideshow behind her. A powerful, personal and exposing show, which was an utter privilege to watch.
The Assembly Rooms, 2-26 Aug (not 13), times vary.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]