Edinburgh Fringe Show “Cutting Off Kate Bush” now on…

Cutting off Kate Bush poster

Lucy Benson-Brown‘s one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “Cutting Off Kate Bush“, is gathering some nice reviews.

“With Kate Bush touring for the first time in 35 years, Cutting off Kate Bush arrives at the right time. Lucy Benson-Brown channels the Gothic undertones of Bush’s music to create a new take on family politics. Young Kathy has had to return home and is attempting to come to terms with her father’s new relationship.

Certainly no tribute act, the play explores the tragedy and comedy of moving back home through the singer-songwriter. It is the honesty of Bush’s music that makes for ideal theatre according to Benson-Brown, as well as her own memories. ‘I remember being aware of Kate Bush as a teenager, I vividly remember “Wuthering Heights” being played on Top of the Pops 2 and my mum singing along,’ says Benson Brown. ‘Bowie, Pink Floyd, Bananarama, Genesis, Spandau Ballet, perhaps even Madonna, would have shaped a similar story because it’s inspired by the music that my parents listened to, it’s just that they wouldn’t offer the same magic as Kate Bush. Her music lends itself so well to dramatisation.’

Featuring hits from the eccentric songstress as well as showcasing Benson-Brown’s ballet training through Bush-influenced dance routines, it promises to capture the revived passion for the ethereal Kate Bush while telling a very human tale.”

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 2–25 Aug, 1.30pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews 30 Jul–1 Aug, £6.

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2 Responses to Edinburgh Fringe Show “Cutting Off Kate Bush” now on…

  1. Joop says:

    I am coming from Holland
    my wife is an great fan of Kate. when se was young se was acting her on school.
    In march se try to get o ticket of the concert Before the Dawn. but unlucky se was she has no ticket.
    Over two weeks we celabrate my wife 50 birthday
    I want to surprise her with two tickets of Kate.
    I know it wil be very difficult but however:
    Can someone help me to make this?

    sent me a mail:
    joopmarike@hotmail.com
    when it wil happend i gife you a urprise from Holland back

    joop bootsma
    14-8-2014
    wommels the netherland

  2. Andrew McMichael says:

    I saw this show last weekend and loved it. Such a thrill to hear Kate’s music in public along with a great performance from a talented actress. The singing and dancing were very impressive…evocative of the lady herself at times! I recommend you go if you’re anywhere nearby.

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