The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin – Review

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin – Review.

 

Finally, a musical based on a Black Girl.

This musical is about a middle class (Bubbly) black girl named Viveca. She narrates her life from the 60’s, starting from her childhood growing up in Los Angeles with the dreams of becoming a dancer, till the 90’s as an adult ad figuring out how she fits in New York City. However, due to the lack of black role models in that industry, all her role models are white and she tries so hard to fit in, become accepted and keep a smile on her face even when things seems like her race makes every chance hard for her. This musical was very relatable whilst educative.

Last night was filled with laughs, history, and sensitivity. The show was played very well by the two main girls who played Viveca over the years.

One thing that made us enjoy the show more was, the passion of each actor and how engrossed they were with each character. It made every character believable and interesting to watch. The show was filled with amazing songs and every cast member had an amazing voice.

 

The stage production, directions and the way it was written made it very enjoyable to watch but, still conveyed the message of a struggling black girl. The change of actors between the play was very clear. Whilst, keeping and exceeding the level of expectation and performance.

 

This musical is one worth watching because it relates to society, class, and races. We need to support more musicals in the UK especially the BME society.

 

The tickets range from £10-£26.

Please find the link below to purchase your ticket.

http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-bubbly-black-girl-sheds-her-chameleon-skin#schedules