Tuesday, 8 July 2014

20th Century Boy.

(Photo from my Instagram)

I went to see 20th Century Boy last night and it was fantastic. 20th Century Boy tells the story of Marc Bolan (of T. Rex fame) and his tragically short life through the frame of his son, Rolan, trying to find out who his father really was from the people who knew him when he was alive, all in the form of a totally rocking musical (sorry but there is no better way to describe it.) I'm a huge fan of T. Rex's music but I didn't actually know a great deal about Marc Bolan's life before seeing the show and now I'm not sure I'll ever be able to listen to Cosmic Dancer again without getting all teary-eyed.

The acting and the story were great (I cried. Why do I always cry?) and the music was even better but the costumes were probably the best part of all. I want a leather jacket with bird feather collar and I want it now, damn it! The cast even did a sort of mini-concert of songs from the show after the bows and the audience all stood up to boogie and when we left my ears were ringing and my cheeks were aching from smiling so hard. It was a truly, truly great night. My mum even told me in the car on the way home that it 'made up for missing Buddy this year' (she has seen Buddy approximately 1,000,000 times so that's pretty high praise from her.)

If you're a fan of Marc Bolan and T. Rex then I think it's probably a pretty unmissable show and even if you're not particularly a fan of T. Rex (Why???) but you are a fan of musicals and glitter I'd still totally recommend it.

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