Pop Music- a play by woman playwright Anna Jordan

I saw Anna Jordan’s witty two hander Pop Music at The Old Market in Hove . The play takes place at the wedding of the friends of  two singletons and through the pop music of the wedding dj they individually remember key moments of  their lives – the woman’s school disco, first love song, road trip with boyfriend  , betrayal , The man’s London rave, first fling , and final memories with his dying mother. The soundtrack is heightened by Anna Jordan’s poetic and humorous writing . She asks the simple question- can pop music help  one mend bridges, restore faith, celebrate life?  It’s not a revelatory idea .   But the bricolage style and non traditional plot structure is I believe distinctively female – more  concerned with connection and disconnection than with conflict crisis resolution – a linear plot . The play is on a 20 date tour of the UK.

 

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