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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real


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Wisebowm presents the first ever urban poetry musical, which is a hard hitting look at addiction... to gluten. 

The first interaction you have with Steve Whiteley, the mastermind behind Wisebowm, is a warning that the ensuing hour will be a character comedy that is likely to get weird. 

When mild mannered Steve returns, he is in every way transformed into his alter ego Wisebown, intent on performing the first, and best, ever urban poetry musical.

From the first moment that Wisebown steps out on stage, it becomes clear that this show is going to be something special. 

Taking an entirely fresh perspective on everyday life, this musical can guarantee a new surprise or two around every corner. Whether you're listening to his experiences with 'gluten addiction' or squeezing his newly formed bicep, Wisebown is careful to leave no member of the audience behind. 

Particular mention should be given to his Tinder rap, which could quite easily become the anthem for a generation hooked on social media dating. 

Ultimately, everybody leaves the show feeling genuinely entertained and well rested following the finale, which consists of group meditation. This show is simply a must see.


Wisebowm: The Struggle is Real plays at Opium every day until the 28th August. Find out more here

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