Fringe Review: Songwriting with Good Lighting is full of warm, fuzzy feelings
You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you say something nice to someone and they say something nice back and you're all bundled up in this safe space of love and peace and acceptance and all things pure and good? Well imagine that, but for an entire hour by beautiful friends in matching pink PJs!
Q: How warm and fuzzy would you feel?!?!?!
A: Very very warm and fuzzy.
That is the gist of the coming-of-age performance that is Songwriting with Good Lighting. It the rollercoaster of friendship between youths, where every moment is momentous and should definitely have a song written about it, or many songs, written and performed by the uber talented Georgina Cramond and Saskia Fleming.
The music in this show takes your heart and twirls it around the room like a 2006 Disney princess. All of it is composed with sincerity and soul, featuring a few hilarious plays on words and glockenspiel solos. It is a Sunday night drive, very very (too) early morning cry, eggs on toast, feel everything music. In saying this, none of it would've been complete without the completely unprompted, spur of the moment, unrehearsed audience interaction on guitar by The Talent, John Harvey.
The lighting as advertised, is good. It's so good in fact it could be described as a lighting designer's wet dream. They've got everything, disco lights, mood lights, (moon lights); the ambience is out of this world.
If you like live painting (as promised!) and a good minor chord with a catchy chorus (and also if that description sounds anything like your life) this show is for you. Go, and have your heart reminded of feelings it forgot how to feel. Go, and be merry.