DROUGHT

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

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Reviews: 2

“MAKE ME NOT A WOMAN. THEN, YOU WILL HAVE GIVEN ME EVERYTHING”

DROUGHT is a song-story for women. A musical battle cry. It is for the women that have been and the women to come. DROUGHT is a piece of art activism. Its aim as a piece is to challenge narratives in which women are subject to violence at the hands of male redemption, and how violence in our storytelling perpetuates violence in our culture. It explores mythological narratives, culture, and female representation in an integrated art form.

Using electronic music, digital landscapes and experimental prose we give voice to a voiceless character. A lot of voice, in a dynamic piece of gig-theatre. For how long will these atrocities happen to women in stories? For how long will we listen? Maybe it’s time we write our own mythology. It is time to end this Drought.

Kate Is a multi-disciplinary award winning artist and solo performer based in West Yorkshire. Kate Radford works with topic based art projects, installations and performances. Her focus is on using art as a mechanism for social change, specifically enabling the furthering and cementing of equal rights for women.

Featuring original writing and music from Kate Radford, digital artwork from Bryony Good.
Artistic Associate Laurence Alliston-Greiner

★★★★ ‘Hauntingly beautiful!’ (Ask The Ushers)
‘A visually impressive feminist cry’ – Broadway World
‘Radford re-tells using lyrical writing, her own extraordinary voice and digital projections’ Lyne Gardner (Stagedoor)
‘A mesmerising punch in the gut’ – Voila! Festival
“This show was incredible. I felt spoken to. I felt seen. Thank you for creating this Kate. You have a singular gift.”- Audience Member

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Reviews

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Drought begins quite disarmingly with mythic riffs on the historic ocean of female oppression. Then Kate Radford opened her mouth to sing and became that ocean. Vast and deep, powerful and personal, her loops lured me in and pulled me under until I surrendered. Then she returned me to the surface and laid me breathless on the shore. I almost died. I wanna do it again.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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Kate Radford is from the UK and has brought to the Fringe a remarkable story that combines spoken word with storytelling and music. She is adept at the proper use of the looper, and weaves her stories into the underlying musical soundtrack that she has created with the looper. She sings in two ancient languages (Hebrew and ancient Greek) while telling a remarkable story in poem and prose that screams about the ancient problems women have faced for millenia. This show should be required viewing for every man alive today, to truly understand what women have been dealing with for so long. This one may make you mad, but it is worth the emotional backlash.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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This show was, point blank, amazing! The music was its own character in the poignant storytelling of Cainus. The unique musical looping in with the point being made-that so many females feel it would be easier to be a man in this world, and how that’s not okay. The story itself is a great, thought-provoking and emotional tale, but the music and singing added to it makes it 1000x more palpable.

sweet - Amanda Lainberger


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Kate Radford and Co-Producer Shoshannah Frankel have given the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 a work of lyricism and challenge in Drought, an intense melding of myth and song, extraordinarily personal, uniquely entertaining and superbly performed.

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


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Kate Radford is from the UK and has brought to the Fringe a remarkable story that combines spoken word with storytelling and music. She is adept at the proper use of the looper, and weaves her stories into the underlying musical soundtrack that she has created with the looper. She sings in two ancient languages (Hebrew and ancient Greek) while telling a remarkable story in poem and prose that screams about the ancient problems women have faced for millenia. This show should be required viewing for every man alive today, to truly understand what women have been dealing with for so long. This one may make you mad, but it is worth the emotional backlash.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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Kate Radford and Co-Producer Shoshannah Frankel have given the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 a work of lyricism and challenge in Drought, an intense melding of myth and song, extraordinarily personal, uniquely entertaining and superbly performed.

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


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Drought begins quite disarmingly with mythic riffs on the historic ocean of female oppression. Then Kate Radford opened her mouth to sing and became that ocean. Vast and deep, powerful and personal, her loops lured me in and pulled me under until I surrendered. Then she returned me to the surface and laid me breathless on the shore. I almost died. I wanna do it again.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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This show was, point blank, amazing! The music was its own character in the poignant storytelling of Cainus. The unique musical looping in with the point being made-that so many females feel it would be easier to be a man in this world, and how that’s not okay. The story itself is a great, thought-provoking and emotional tale, but the music and singing added to it makes it 1000x more palpable.

sweet - Amanda Lainberger