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What Girls Are Made Of (Traverse Theatre Company, Raw Material in association with Regular Music)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

Boy, does Cora Bissett have a story to tell. Not many people can say they were signed to a record label at the age of seventeen, before playing gigs with the likes of Blur and Radiohead. Drawing on material from her teenage diaries, Bissett shares the ups and downs of her extraordinary life, with strong support from her band – who also play all the other roles. The autobiographical nature of this play could cause it to feel a little self-indulgent at times; however, Bissett has a way of making the personal universal through her genuine honesty and vulnerability. She gives an utterly electric performance in this feel-good adventure made of stories, fun, rock music and the enduring strength of girls.

Traverse Theatre, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Marni Appleton]