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The Half Moon Shania (Burnt Lemon Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

Punk band The G Stringz are underground legends of the nineties – though admittedly sometimes so far underground they’re subterranean. Interpersonal crisis and financial necessity (one of the bandmates’ parents are threatening to pull the plug) mean that this gig, at the Half Moon pub, is make or break. Will they impress the agent from Diamond Records and finally get themselves signed? This is literally gig theatre – the well integrated punk score is enjoyable on its own terms, as are the performances, though the script is loose in places. The most compelling part of ‘The Half Moon Shania’, however, is its hard-edged and sympathetic examination of the boundaries and standards imposed on women seeking success in the creative industries.

Zoo Southside, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alexander Hartley]