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Freud the Musical (Susan Elkin reviews)

Natasha Sutton Williams oozes talent. As Sigmund Freud, in this one-woman show, directed by Dominic McHale, she squirms, growls, snarls, leers, pretends to be a cat, plays the role of several highly neurotic patients, puppets a tiny child with a penis obsession – among other things.

At the same time this show’s 13 original songs (nice range of styles) give us Williams singing in a rather beautiful mezzo, dropping an octave for a gravelly base, squeaking like a five year old and voicing each of her characters differently.

She also has an admirable ability for pitching start notes with accuracy before the onstage pianist begins the accompaniment. It’s a startling, edgy and impressive performance.

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review: http://musicaltheatrereview.com/freud-the-musical-vault-festival/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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