Oh I enjoyed this show. It was a cathartic performance of banging music, sweaty dancing and unpretentious dialogue. Songs were unpicked, sequins were donned (and un-donned), audience members were chatted to (and danced with) – all whilst subtly acknowledging that elephant in the room – Brexit (shhhh).
If you felt a bit rigid with awkwardness at the start, inhibitions were soon eroded away by the infectious performers. It’s refreshing to see popular culture celebrated in a show. And hell, they played Pulp – what more does one need?
The performers were outstanding. Not just because of their energy and fluidity, but also their fragile honesty. They were the mates of all my yesterdays. I wanted them to be my mates of today. I left thinking they were my best mates. Incredibly impressive performances by all four. I could ramble on for ages but I’m tired and I want to go and seek out Pulp on Spotify. It’s the type of show I could see again. If you are able, go and see it.
PS Loving the new bar at Volcano – especially with the addition of Babs!
The Populars is on until 8th April.
A Volcano Original, conceived and directed by Paul Davies.
Movement Director – Catherine Bennett
Featuring Roanna Lewis, Neal McWilliams, Elin Phillips and Rick Yale
Costume by Al Edge and Allie Saunders
Volcano Theatre Company, 27-29 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LG