It appears that many of us want an “Inner West state of mind”. This is spectacularly demonstrated in one of the best Raves in town, Inner INNER WEST SIDE:THE MUSICAL. This UltraCult production is currently showing as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Though based in Sydney’s North Shore and Inner West, the story is more universally one of pretence, pretending to be someone you’re not. Andrea (Laura McDonald) a North Shore runaway chases the dream of becoming Newtown ‘cool’, whilst incidentally studying her Arts Degree. Naturally her allowance is cut by her wealthy parents, yet it remains well above any funding the locals may receive which they have to top up by working.
Her privileged background appears to drive her to rise to the top of any group she encounters so she quickly sets her sights on dethroning the incumbent Queen of Rave parties, Monica (Elouise Eftos). Continue reading INNER WEST SIDE:THE MUSICAL – RAVE ON!