Pop Music review by Shania Waterson

Our student reviewer Shania Waterson gives her thoughts on Pop Music...

Pop Music followed the lives of Kayla and G who were both attending a wedding. A mixture of messy lives, music, and a free bar got them both on the dance floor. Turns out, they’re a lot more similar then they think.

As the night went on, it became apparent that the two knew each other from school, and it’s safe to say that they’ve both changed a lot since then. At first it seems that there’s no chance of them getting along, since Kayla made G’s life hell at school. But they bond over a shared love of music and later, the two are heading out of the wedding together, as Kayla supports G whilst he grieves for his mum.

The show took the audience through 30 years of pop, which was clearly enjoyable for the audience, as it immersed them into the story through the related songs. However, as the atmosphere took a drop when we discovered the death of G’s mum, it was extremely clear that the entire audience felt G’s pain.

Overall, it was an enjoyable show with an amazing incorporation of BSL, which got the audience reminiscing about their guilty pleasures of music. I would love to see a performance like this again at Derby Theatre.