Kick the Bucket has more costume changes than a Cher concert. And yet, somehow, this doesn’t distract from the material.
Back in Victorian times, death and dying were everyday topics of conversation; hell, they were bang up for a bit of a death-chat. These days, we are almost pathologically averse to discussions of death or mortality. Melissa Main and Nicola Bell seem on a mission to change this.
The original songs about death are uniformly excellent and insightful, and at times deeply moving (Ava’s Song, I’m looking at you), and the performances of Melissa Main and Nicola Bell are polished and engaging.