Young people take crime into the streets in ‘Streets The Musical’, a play which follows a group of adolescents as they become involved with under-age drinking, drug dealing, teenage pregnancy, truancy, murder and anger issues. Though the play successfully incorporates masses of teenage angst, it does so without enough back-story, almost as though the teenagers naturally engage in trouble just because they can. Meanwhile, the acting is mixed, and parts of the story are a bit muddled and vague. But all that said, the music here is the driving force behind the play; it is entertaining and the songs are deep and poetic. And even with its flaws, ‘Streets The Musical’ makes you think seriously about the reasons behind the crime rates on our streets.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 3-11 Aug (not 5), 2.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]