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Confessions Of A Rabbi’s Daughter (Emily Rose / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The story of a Rabbi’s daughter who falls in love with her female best friend, this charming one-woman musical, written and performed by Emily Rose, gave an interesting insight into a world that people might not know a lot about. While the songs were lyrically strong, particularly the humorous ‘Nod And Smile’, Rose’s voice was too gentle to carry them, and the balance between speech and music was too weighted on the latter, which slightly stunted the story’s progression. However, the monologues we were presented with were acted well and with sincerity, though there were several moments in which Rose was clearly grasping at forgotten words. A show full of touching and original ideas, which struggled a little in the execution.

Mood Nightclub, until 24 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 1.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]