‘A brilliant concept’: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GIRLS – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★

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theSpace @ Venue 45, Edinburgh – until 23 August 2019

What on earth can be the connection between ‘Brown Sugar’ by the Rolling Stones, ‘Lola’ by The Kinks, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ by The Beatles, ‘Roxanne’ by The Police and… Monica? The five characters in Rock ‘n’ Roll Girls explain all.

Set in what is described in the press release as a “dingy social club”, the five ladies get together to discuss their hopes and aspirations beyond certain binding constraints.

The five characters have all been bought to life through the cleverly written play. The idea that each of these ladies is real and longs for far more than simply being part of a constructed “man’s” song lyrics.

When I first saw the cast on stage together I instantly connected their outfits to resemble the Spice Girls which is poignant in this year with their comeback tour. Along with some attitudes portrayed as well through each character too. A very clever touch whether it was consciously done or not.

It’s a brilliant concept and with such a tightly written script with no loose ends by the end of the play. Each of the five cast members played their parts with an air of believability. This play is definitely worth taking an hour out of your Fringe to watch.

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Elaine Chapman an English graduate from Winchester University. By day a mother and business owner. By night an avid theatregoer enjoying the world of reviewing theatre and films from an audience perspective.

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