Do you dream of becoming a rockstar?
Touring with Radiohead. Partying with Blur.
So did Scottish school-girl Cora Bissett….before she signed one of the biggest record deals in Scottish music history. ‘She was living the dream…
…until she wasn’t.’
Coming to Soho Theatre this September is What Girls Are Made Of, Bissett’s first-hand autobiographical account of ‘life’s euphoric highs and epic shit storms’.
Armed with her intricately detailed teenage diaries, and a number of her favourite, female-led songs, Bissett tells the musically-laced tale of leaving her hometown of Glenrothes to tour the world – making it, and then hating it, or parts of it, and more.
In between belting out numbers from the likes of Dolly Patron, PJ Harvey, and Patti Smith – backed by a live band- Bissett questions, ‘What wisdom we should pass on to the next generation – and which glorious mistakes we should let them make?’
See, as well as writing the show, Bissett also takes on lead performer, under the direction of Orla O’Loughlin (former Artistic Director of Traverse Theatre, and director of Mouthpiece).
The show first opened at Edinburgh Fringe last year, where not only did it sell out, it also earned itself a slew of five-star reviews. ‘(A) euphoric, empowered, hard-won high that makes you want to wear the T-shirt, read the book, [and] see the film’, says the Telegraph.
You can’t really not book it, can you?
NOTE: What Girls Are Made Of is running at Soho Theatre from the 9th to the 28th of September. Tickets are available on their website here.
Soho Theatre, Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3NE
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