To Do List Daily: My Beautiful Black Dog – Sat 6 Feb
Prepare for your heart to be broken and then mended in this hilarious yet touching punk musical about living with depression…
Brigitte Aphrodite’s My Beautiful Black Dog is our highlight of the Changing Minds festival at Southbank Centre this weekend.
The show is a rock odyssey journeying through various states of high & lows of depression. The topic is dealt with in a unique & entertaining way and really is subversive spectacle for the 21st century.
Here’s our review from when we were lucky enough to see the show at Hackney Showroom in 2015:
Brigitte Aphrodite – “punk poet, musician, theatre maker and feminist showgirl” – has long been a To Do List favourite, and now brings her autobiographical musical to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Depression is, obviously, a dark and difficult subject to tackle – but the best way to do it is to approach the issue head on whilst remembering that, for all the pain, there is plenty of joy to be had too.
My Beautiful Black Dog manages this balancing act perfectly: at times heartbreaking and tearful, at others punch-the-air joyous, laugh-out-loud funny and downright exhilarating.
You might not expect it, but you’ll leave the room beaming and ready to take on the world – truly Creshendorius!
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