A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

Theatre (spoken word, music)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio. A tale of growing up, finding a voice and listening to Joni Mitchell records from award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her multi-instrumental live band. Includes themes of confidence, female working relationships, toxic masculinity and mental health, and genres from soul to electronica, classical and pop. For The Unsung: 'verging on genius' ***** (TheWeeReview.com). 'Carver and her wonderfully talented band weave together poetry and music with deft and engaging ease' ***** (WriteOutLoud.net).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 19 steps from top door and 11 from mid level door if not taking the lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Luca J 5 days ago

Brilliant show. I was blown away by Genevieve who in spite of talking about vulnerabilities manages to be incredibly honest. Also really impressed with the calibre of the band and the show's many seamless changes of mood from deep to proper 'laugh out loud' funny.

Alex Birks 6 days ago

A clever concept from a very clever bunch. I felt like I was living my days as a 13 year old girl all over again. Dramatic, funny and bittersweet.

Lynsey Jefferies 7 days ago

I'm not a musician but so much of this struck a chord with me. It's also very funny. Love love love.

Rachael Kidd 7 days ago

This show was fantastic. It rang so true with me and made me feel reconnect with feelings and anxieties I had growing up. It stimulated at least a couple of hour’s conversation at the pub after... esp with a couple of male friends I had persuaded to come to the show. They were fascinated with this very honest insight into a teenage girl’s world, and not at all stigmatised or unwelcome as they thought they might feel. It was funny but also very poignant. The Unsung were great at literally keeping things upbeat and carrying the narrative along. Really great. I highly recommend !

Alex Wallace 7 days ago

I’ve seen the unsung a few times but their most recent gig - a beautiful way to be crazy was out of this world. It made me laugh and nearly cry too. The whole thing was so cleverly thought out and put together. Absolutely amazing show, a must see!!

Emily Johnson 8 days ago

I saw this show in Sheffield a couple of months ago and it blew me away. Best combination of music + theatre I've seen in a long time. I would have gone twice in Sheffield but it was the end of the run.. highly recommended!!


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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 1 day ago

Hard-hitting, powerful and unashamedly feminist...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 1 day ago

An imaginative twist on spoken word, examining the role of women in the music industry...

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