Sound Of The Underground
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Sound Of The Underground
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Sound Of The Underground London Reviews and Tickets

71%
(5 Ratings)
Positive
60%
Mixed
40%
Negative
0%
Members say
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Compelling, Absorbing

About the Show

Travis Alabanza’s debut play that puts London’s underground club culture in the spotlight.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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61 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Compelling, Political, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love the variety of the British drag

Don't see it if you're not familiar with The Cheeky Girls

114 Reviews | 14 Followers
72
Intelligent, Entertaining, Confusing, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want to see theatre turned on its head

Don't see it if you are looking for a fully polished piece, the messaging of this show is great and when its good its amazing but its a bit messy at times

143 Reviews | 19 Followers
52
Not a play, Disappointing, Great performances

See it if This penchant for weaponising your gender is your ‘thing’

Don't see it if You read ANY tabloid, and the Times Read more

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Ambitious, New perspective, Insightful, Provocative, Clever

See it if you are looking to understand a drag perspective and are seeking to understand the hardships that LGBTQ+ individuals live through.

Don't see it if you are not willing to expand your horizons, be more inclusive of others and refuse to acknowledge the perspectives of minority groups.

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to hear from underrepresented voices in the entertainment industry and you want to challenge preconceived ideas.

Don't see it if You're not willing to have your biases challenged or you're expecting a highly polished show and clear message delivery.

Critic Reviews (9)

BroadwayWorld
January 27th, 2023

“ ‘Sound of the Underground’ is a piece of theatre, a drag cabaret, something in between and something entirely other. What makes it such a success is that it never tries to be one thing; it's deliberately impossible to summarise in a sentence.”
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The Guardian (UK)
January 26th, 2023

"There is certainly sadness in this show, sudden and gut-wrenching but the joy of performance too, and it is a sheer joy to watch."
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WhatsOnStage
January 28th, 2023

"What an extraordinary work this is, not so much a play as a provocation, one that overturns traditional theatrical structures in order to make its points and leaves you full of questions – but smiling broadly at the same time."
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London Theatre
January 27th, 2023

"Sound of the Underground gives us the era-defining Girls Aloud song that you might suggest, without ever locating within the raw material any definable narrative arc."
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The Stage (UK)
January 26th, 2023

"Drag is entertainment. Drag is work. But it is also these people’s actualities. This is a vital declaration from their world."
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The Arts Desk
January 30th, 2023

“Alabanza and Hannan’s production is often deliberately messy, collapsing in a provocatively queer way the different types of theatre ... to question our preconceptions of what makes for good performance.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 26th, 2023

"This show’s wayward, high-wire energy had me hooked. As befits drag itself, its much better at distilling its ideas through actual performance."
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Time Out London
January 26th, 2023

"This production isn’t perfectly polished and it’s self-indulgent in places. But its imperfections – its sprawl – are part of its point. It’s deliberately showing us the mess behind the curtain. It won’t be for everyone."
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