Review by Amanda Lancaster
Meet Badger and Kit, the charismatic real life siblings whose biggest point in common just so happens to be an impressive array of failed relationships. Terminally single, despite both good and bad experiences in their love lives, these two have decided it’s time team up and to make the best of it. Pull it together and put it together! A love song that is, and the best one ever at that.
But what is it that makes something the best? How do you create it? And how on earth will they ever manage to complete the best song ever if they can’t even agree on what love is or should be? Watch as the pair make their way through a live exploration of just exactly what they each think it takes to make the best love song and of course the ensuing and appropriate sibling rivalry that comes with agreeing on anything – complete, of course with singing, bickering, and squabbling.
Blending beautifully composed lyricism and a folk melody styling, the pair use the duration of the performance to each write their own individual love song. Exploring the themes of relationships and individual growth in the realm of love and what exactly it is that makes us the best most loveable versions of ourselves? A charming and humorous performance that reminds us all of those truly fleeting and often ephemeral elements that come with loving and being loved and just how much these eclectic mixture of things can shape something.
The desire, the inspiration, the want and need , to create and to feel something and to bravely offer that something out into the overwhelming possibility of nothingness. Love in song and love in relationships have more in common than we may first realise. Badger and Kit may very well write the best love song ever for all we know, but that’s not really what this is really all about now is it?
When: 31st January – 4th February 2017 | 8:15pm
Where: The Flaming Locomotive | State Theatre Centre WA | PERTH
Tickets: $16 – $21
Info: Duration 50 minutes | Suitable 15+ | WA Artist