My God I loved this. Part song-cycle, part chat, part play, this
RashDash show blends naturalistic dialogue and acting with tight
movement sequences, quasi musical theatre songs and solos from the
narrator/singer-songwriter (fabulous Becky Wilkie).
The story she tells is about three 20-somethings deciding what (if
anything) to do with their lives and how their relationships evolve. A
courting scene between two of them is lovely and the early morning
dance sequence is a wow. Disappointingly, it loses its way two thirds
of the way through and its theme about being someone (“I want to be
someone. You don’t.”) and being happy vanishes into a nicely acted but
Even so, the awesome talent of the company cannot be denied. Becky
Wilkie is the first among equals, touched with the conversational
song-stylings of Lily Allen and Rufus Wainwright and a beguiling
warmth and humour. It may be a four-star show in its present (and
easily fixable) form, but Wilkie is a five-star talent.