ROUNDABOUT: The Canary and The Crow. Reviewed by Emma Gullon

The Roundabout Festival at CAST is a celebration of new creative minds; new writing, comedy and much more! Middle Child Theatre’s  The Canary and The Crow is the perfect example of brand new, unique storytelling. 

Straight from The Edinburgh Fringe, writer Daniel Ward uses, grime, hip hop and spoken word for his semi autobiographical piece about a boy struggling to choose between a new  world full of opportunities, and his roots where there are none. 

From the moment the audience stepped into the space, the energy ricocheted off the walls. The bass of the music seemed to flow the performers as we made our way to our seats. The Beginning started as an almost stand up comedy show, but it soon became a funny, satirical and often dark look into what’s ‘expected’ of people from black ethnicity. 

The mixture of music, time jumps, humour and drama makes The Canary and The Crow a thrilling ride from start to finish. A thought provoking, energetic and gritty realisation of the tension and assumptions still roaming our society. 

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