Bit of a misleading title, as you’d only be crazy if you didn’t get your ass along to Edinburgh’s Underbelly during the Fringe and catch this incredible show from an incredible performer.
Part autobiographical tale about her early life, part self therapy and all heart, this hour long capsule of her successful US show of the same name is quite frankly unmissable. Storm as a performer is as unique as anyone you’ll see – tall, statuesque, and powerful, she grabs your attention and demands that you keep it on her for every second she prowls the stage.
She’s not just about the look and the image though. Storm’s tale of growing up with a mental time-bomb hanging over her veers from frightening to inspiring, sometimes all in one sentence. By now you’re thinking that this seems like a heavy spoken word show, right? Wrong. With a couple of covers mixed in, the show is interspersed with amazing unique songs written by Storm herself that set the pace and move her story along.
Songs like “Ladylike” and “8 Miles Wide” will stick in your head for days and weeks to come; combining an amazing delivery with some lyrics that would make a sailor blush – yup, folks, if you’re easily offended, be on your guard. However, the show’s 60 minutes fly by in a blur of rock n’ roll, and introspection that genuinely moves you in places, and makes you howl with laughter in others.
The show itself stands up on it’s own merits, but Storm Large herself is one hell of a reason to go along. She simply owns everyone in the room with her very presence, and while she has a great delivery of her spoken parts, it’s the vocals on the songs that really stand out. Storm Large is one of the best performers you’ll see at The Fringe, or anywhere in the world today.
You owe it to yourself to go and let yourself in on the best kept secret in Edinburgh, otherwise you’re the crazy one.
TIckets: Storm Large @ Underbelly