China Doll – A Neuropera in Four Seasons by Bad Habit Theatre

This was a very ambitious piece from a very talented group of young performers. Billed as an opera, this show follows a girl’s life in the 19th century and her attempt to get pregnant, despite the fact she knows this is impossible due to her “desert-like-womb’. Beautifully sung by the lead actress and lots of good voices among the other performers, this piece was sadly let down by some repetitive music. This is no harsh criticism however. Even to begin to write a musical piece, lyrics, music and all, is no easy feat, and this was a commendable attempt. The lyrics on the other hand, were fresh, sometimes edgy and inventive. More sharpness was needed in the collective singing from the group at times, but overall this was a good performance from some young singers from Bad Habit Theatre.

Highlight of the show – The whisky sandwich.

WIGS 3/5


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