Love Letters to Rappers
Brighton Fringe 2018
***** Broadway Baby
Ever find yourself singing along to music on the radio and then realising the lyrics are kind of messed up? Do you know the words to all of Eminem’s songs but some bits you rap just a little quieter than the rest? Then Love Letters to Rappers by The Ugly Girls Club is for you. Taking classic rap tracks and turning them into funny and powerful anthems for everyone.
Some may think that this show may be laden with heavy handed imagery and serious monologues. It is not. It is an absolute celebration of women, comedy and music. The audience cracked up for every punchline and cheered every song. The Ugly Girls Club manage to capture lightning in a bottle by not only conveying a serious and inspiring message but doing so with such joy and hilarity that I basically skipped home still chuckling.
Hilarious, subversive and bold, Love Letters to Rappers is everything Fringe theatre should be and more. This is a performance that a veteran company would be proud of, let alone a debut production. It’s the kind of show you want to invite your friends to. It’s the kind of show that stays in your mind afterwards. It was damn funny and a pleasure to watch.