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Review by Laura Money

‘You Oughtta Know’ how good this show is! Isn’t it ‘Ironic’ that this show is even on? This FRINGEWORLD 2017 ‘All I Really Want’ you to know is that this show is ‘Perfect.’ Jagged Little Singalong is the most fun I’ve had all FRINGEWORLD 2017! Seriously, get yourself down to the Noodle Palace and sing your heart out!

Jagged Little Singalong celebrates the 22nd anniversary of Alanis Morisette’s iconic album (I can’t believe it’s been that long either!) by conducting a whole audience singalong. Seriously, if you’re not joining in, are you even a fan? Even if you’re not (yeah right) the band are amazing and talented enough to provide an entertaining night, anyway.

I have incredibly fond memories of begging my Mum for the cd – at the time the ‘explicit language’ sticker almost derailed 10-year old me, and blasting it in my room. The band do what is promised – play from start to finish. As soon as ‘All I Really Want’ begins, I am instantly transported back to my listening chair (yes I had a listening chair, jealous?!) and the words come flooding back. The rest of the band bound onto the stage for ‘You Oughta Know’ and the room fills with everyone’s voices joined in a wonderful tribute to the Queen of angst herself.

It’s been well over 15 years since I’ve listened to some of these songs, like ‘Perfect’ yet the words come back naturally, and I realise the impact this album had not just on me, but all the people belting it out around me. Every song is covered, even the obscure ones like ‘Mary Jane’ and ‘Not the Doctor’ are sung with passion from almost everyone. The band really make it fun. There is an absolute reverence for this seminal album, but also a playfulness that takes the piss just a little! From getting bored during the longest track ‘Head Over Feet’ to examining exactly why ‘Ironic’ actually isn’t, these guys get the balance right.

I actually never thought I’d have as much fun as I did but blasting out Jagged Little Pill with some great friends and making new friends on the way, but Jagged Little Singalong is the most fun I have had in ages!

 

When: 11th – 19th February 2017 | 9:10pm

Where: Noodle Palace | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $16 – $30

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+

Link: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/jagged_little_singalong/6070e02e-09e2-427b-8da0-fe94152afab6/

Is an avid theatre goer, reader, art gallery guide and museum enthusiast. She enjoys all aspects of theatre, from the deep and meaningful to the whimsical and kitsch. As lover of all things in the world of humanities, she is very proud of the vibrant art scene in Perth. It truly is an exciting place to be!

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Email: laura.money@theaustraliatimes.com.au