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EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY, Underbelly

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY, Underbelly

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: DON'T TELL ME NOT TO FLY, UnderbellyDon't Tell Me Not To Fly is a show that is bringing four different leading ladies of the West End to Underbelly's McEwan Hall during the festival. BroadwayWorld reviewed the show earlier in the run when Claire Sweeney took to the stage and this performance was the first of Ria Jones' run.

The format of the show is that Ria Jones will be asked ten questions and she has to answer them with a song. For example, "what is your first memory of performing onstage" is answered with an anecdote about her stage debut at age three followed by a rendition of "I Love Being Here With You". At times the links between songs and leading up to the questions feel a little too long and the graphics used in the projections don't quite fit with the rest of the production.

Ria Jones is a magnificent performer and has the audience hanging on her every note. A particular highlight of the performance is Jones' comedy turn as she act/sings out a routine from Acorn Antiques during a segment about how much she admires Victoria Wood. Another question asked was which male role she would want to play and I won't spoil the response but the song she chose gave me goosebumps!

Don't Tell Me Not To Fly is a wonderful production that gives great insight into the career of an extraordinary performer.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/don-t-tell-me-not-to-fly

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