theatre: platinum at hampstead theatre

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<– selfie with George Bladgen: playing lead character in play

THOUGHTS

  • MARVIN GAYE song used!
  • THE SONG OF US – fictional song created to inspire entire play, was so realistic I thought was based on real song until I googled and realised it didnt exist!
  • revolutionary ‘protest songs’ of the 70s – recurring theme throughout
  • AUTHENTICIty: artists intellectual rights, is it still your song if you didnt write it
  • COLLECTIVE US-NESS VS INDIVIDUALITY: very topical theme regarding US election and Trump’s exclusive policies
  • was not expecting to get so invested in characters, really enjoyed live songs being incorporated into play and deeper, universally relevant themes being discussed and explored
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