A Beautiful Way to be Crazy

Dates and Times

Sat 14 March 2020 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by Genevieve Carver & The Unsung

Based on interviews with female-identifying 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, live music, verbatim audio from the interviews and a few genuine teenage diary entries, award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her multi-instrumental live band (Tim Knowles, Brian Bestall and Ruth Nicholson) take you on a journey that begins in 1999 and isn’t over yet.

Expect to meet the spirits of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire as Genevieve navigates her way through school bullies, the pressures of mainstream media, anxiety and pregnancy scares, but comes out smiling. A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is an innovative piece of gig theatre exploring what it means to be a girl in the business of music, with a soundtrack moving seamlessly between pop, rock, folk, soul, classical and electronica.


This show contains references to anxiety and depression, eating disorders, some mild swearing, themes of bullying, and a pregnancy scare. Recommended age rating 14+. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here. 


The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the company

Genevieve Carver is a Sheffield-based poet and spoken word artist. Genevieve Carver & The Unsung are a multidisciplinary performance project celebrating unsung heroes and marginal voices. They are double-winners of Buxton Fringe Spoken Word Award and released their first studio album in 2017.

Brilliant, verging on genius” – The Wee Review

genevievecarver.com | Twitter: @theunsungpoetry | Instagram: @theunsungpoetry | #ABeautifulWaytobeCrazy

Image credit (c) Genevieve Carver

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