I am thirteen years old. We are approaching the end of 1999 and to celebrate the imminent end of the world, I have bought a sequined pale blue top from Tammy and painted my nails for the first time, in silver. I feel very grown up, and I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to do with my life - I’m going to “be a famous musician”.


Based on interviews conducted with female and non-binary practitioners across the music industry, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is a tale of growing up and finding a voice. Weaving together spoken word and music, award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her live band (Tim Knowles, Brian Bestall and Ruth Nicholson) explore what it means to be a girl in the business of music – with a little help from Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire.

Prior to the show will be a short showcase of music and poetry from some of the musicians interviewed and workshop participants involved with the project.

Praise for Genevieve Carver & The Unsung:

*****"Brilliant, verging on genius"   The Wee Review

***** "Quite simply a truly beautiful piece of work" - Write Out Loud

**** "A joyful celebration of music" - The Reviews Hub    


21st February 18:30-20:30

Poetry & Music Workshop for Women

Join Genevieve Carver & The Unsung for this special workshop ahead of their show A Beautiful Way to be Crazy. Using creative writing and music to explore themes of female creativity and confidence. Anyone female or non-binary is welcome, no experience necessary.

Workshop attendees will get a 50% discount code for the show.

Workshop tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Hidnuz