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Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Weekend Rockstars

“This is what it feels like to be alive, pulsing around this beehive”, says stoner-hero Terry (Marc Graham). Indeed, this theatre/gig hybrid is full of buzzing energy, as if all the frustrations and joys of young adulthood had been bottled, shaken and left to fizz over a sticky nightclub stage. ‘Weekend Rockstars’ follows Terry through a rough week. He’s sacked from Tesco. His girlfriend moves to London. There’s an incident with his drug dealer’s cat. It unfolds as a rock show, much of it sung in the style of The Streets. The story is a tad trite, and the video projections distract more than they add. But the songs are proper fun, and the five young, talented performers burst with heart.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rebecca Jacobson]