There is nothing you can do to stop yourself toe-tapping your way through this show. The infamous 27 club – the group of musicians who have passed away aged 27 – is said to include some of the world’s greatest rock stars, from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain to the more recently deceased Amy Winehouse. We are quickly and effectively drawn into their world, and made to consider the question of whether this really is a curse, or if it’s purely coincidence that these people never saw the age of 28. The key is in the great performances; not only can the actors sing, but they demonstrate similar stage presence to that of the greats whose work they are evoking.
Assembly George Square, 5-27 Aug (not 20), 6.00pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Rachel Campbell]