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
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
See it if you love the variety of the British drag
Don't see it if you're not familiar with The Cheeky Girls
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.
“ ‘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.”
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
"This show’s wayward, high-wire energy had me hooked. As befits drag itself, its much better at distilling its ideas through actual performance."
"Drag is entertainment. Drag is work. But it is also these people’s actualities. This is a vital declaration from their world."
"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."