Chav! It’s a Musical, Innit

This article is from 2007.

Portraying a youthful flirtation with the BNP

What with the Blair musicals mentioned elsewhere, you’d think there might be enough topical satire on the Fringe. But as ever, there’s always another satirical target for musicals. This one definitely carries a sting, if you will, in its tail.

Crowded Logic theatre company presents this piece about three urban estate teenagers, each with their own fears and aspirations, as well as that disaffection from the social and political world that so characterises contemporary youth. The piece portrays the incursion of the BNP into the vacuum that in previous generations represented political beliefs in the young. With music that banners the politics of hatred from its BNP characters and a certain innocence in those they influence, there’s plenty of humour promised in the course of this late evening entertainment, but also a certain darkness that might give you pause for thought. Who’s innit? Well no one famous, but that might be a recommendation innit-self. (Steve Cramer)

Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, 4–26 Aug (not 13), 11pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £5.

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