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Monday, July 22, 2019

More Theater Monday* - Ladyship

We were given free tickets to Ladyship for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Ladyship

Where: Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
             420 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and above

When: This show was part of this year's New York Musical Festival

Me- Ladyship was a good show. It was about women who were being shipped from England to Australia because they committed crimes. It took place when Australia was a colony of England. As far as we know none of the characters in the show were based on real people, but what happened in the story really happened to people. I had never heard about that this period in history before. It was shocking, but it made for an interesting story. The story kept you really involved. The acting was good. There were some really pretty songs, but I don't remember them now. I didn't like the ending of the show, however. I don't feel like it wrapped up the story. It left me wanting to know more. Until then I really enjoyed the show.

Mom - Ladyship is an interesting show that shines a light on a period of history that is particularly poignant especially in the me too age. In light of this they were some really heartbreakingly beautiful ballads in the show although the rest of the songs were not as memorable. The story is about a group of women convicted of crimes in England and shipped off to the colony of Australia.  The treatment of these women was shocking not just because they were being shipped off to a foreign country often for petty crimes that they may or may not have committed, but because of the cruel way they were treated by the men of the ship's crew on the voyage over.  The show is enlightening and yet also horrifying. It is definitely not a show for children. It leaves you wanting to know more about the characters both what happened to them before the events of the musical and after. The story, in fact, does end rather abruptly with the women's arrival in Australia leaving a lot of unresolved issues from what happened on the ship that are never really dealt with. It leaves you with the unsatisfied feeling of reading a book that's final pages are ripped out, and an overwhelming desire to know more.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

*More Theater Monday  is an occasional supplement to our regular Theater Thursday posts.  Additonal theater related posts can also be found in our perodic Still More Theater Saturday posts.

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