Singer/songwriter Kate Bush was the first woman in history to have a self-penned number one single in 1978 with ‘Wuthering Heights’. Since then she has gone on to release twenty-five top forty singles across five decades. Running Up That Hill, Baboushka, The Man With The Child In His Eyes and Don’t Give Up (a duet with Peter Gabriel) are just some of her well loved hits. Kate Bush is hailed as one of the greatest performers of her generation and still a huge musical influence to people today.

Performer Sarah-Louise Young reunites with director Russell Lucas to explore the fans and music of Kate Bush in this hour long tribute. As well as performing all the hits, Sarah-Louise gives comical anecdotes about Kate and ensures the few audience members who have been dragged along to the show, are enjoying themselves as much as the 90% hardcore Kate Bush fan crowd are.

The show may be called An Evening Without Kate Bush, but with a back catalogue of such iconic songs, performed so well (a brilliant imitation of Kate’s voice), this is a chance for hardcore fans to perhaps get as close as possible to the rarely sighted Kate (who doesn’t do much in the way of public appearances).

An Evening Without Kate Bush is mostly suited to fans her of Kate’s music, but let’s be honest, who isn’t? This was one of the greatest hours of my life!

Reviewed by West End Wilma


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