Adolescent Discord At The Unicorn Theatre

Wild Life FM, Unicorn Theatre ★★☆☆☆

Sophia Shluger
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Adolescent Discord At The Unicorn Theatre Wild Life FM, Unicorn Theatre 2
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How does it sound to be a teenager in our digital age? Wild Life FM, a show under the guise of a radio broadcast presents personal perspectives through music and spoken word on exactly that question. Crafted and performed entirely by nine talented teenage singer-songwriters, the show uses multimedia, audience interaction and storytelling to get it's message across that life is all the more messy and confusing due to technology.

Partially improvised, partially scripted, as a nonsensical mash-up the show encapsulates well both this challenging digital time in modernity and that special transitory moment of teenagehood that everyone tries to forget. A bit heavier on bad language than expected — according to Wild Life FM its clear that growing up in the digital era is tough.

Not right for adults, neither children, Wild Life FM is stubbornly juvenile and highly experimental. While enjoyable, it embodies the ultimate teenage struggle, which means unfortunately that you'll just have to figure it out yourself.

Wild Life FM, Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, SE1 2HZ, £8-£18, Until January 20th

Last Updated 18 January 2018