Battlesong of Boudica

the school of night · Ages 15+ · United States of America

world premiere
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TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer June 19, 2022
Battlesong brings the familiarity of a Greek Tragedy and a Shakespearean History play while simultaneously feeling absolutely modern. Despite being 90 minutes, the show flies by! The tragedy is mixed with witty humor, creative dance choreography, and Jen Albert's signature award-winning fight choreography. Thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended!... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 20, 2022
Another fierce and fascinating show from School of Night, this time reaching into first century Britain and the female warrior who hurt the Roman Empire as few others ever did.... full review
CJ MERRIMAN theatre theater podcast (along with j. bailey burcham and scott leggett) certified reviewer June 20, 2022
tagged as: ritual · language · rome · fights · Pagan
Nothing like watching a Woman who has been massively wronged kill and behead all of her enemies! I had such a great time at this show. You know how 90 minute shows can feel suuuuuper long at Fringe? NOT THIS ONE. Loved it from top to bottom.... full review
JAMES FERRERO certified reviewer June 19, 2022
tagged as: War · goddess · myth · Stage Combat · rome
Top-notch storytelling filled with great action, visuals, and performances. Christopher Johnson has crafted a wonderful script and directs a tight, fast-paced show. Jen Albert leads a committed group of actors as they tackle an ancient story filled with modern relevance with a great combination of sincerity and humor. An excellent example of how you can work within the constraints of Fringe and still put on a fully-realized, high concept production.... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 18, 2022
Spectacular, top to bottom, with elaborate costumes, props and sets and effects. The is a bold, ambitious, large scale adventure, all brought to life with grandiosity and conviction. The fight scenes choreography is top notch.... full review
JEREMY EBENSTEIN certified reviewer July 01, 2022
A powerful example of history, when a brave, bold & lethal woman and her daughters took charge & fought evil in a "mans" ancient world. Inspiring, thrilling, suspenseful & tragic. Violently exciting.... full review
BRIAN HATFIELD certified reviewer June 27, 2022
I'm very impressed! Timeless stories that we live out even today, good writing, solid performances by all the cast (and technical crew!). Super imaginative depictions and settings. 10:10 would recommend!... full review
ERIC CORNWELL certified reviewer June 26, 2022
Come for the sword fighting, stay for the drama. In the title role, award-winning fight choreographer Jen Albert leads a versatile and nimble cast through battles within her family, within their tribe, and against Roman legions in first-century AD Britain. The tight script by Christopher William Johnson, who also directed, rockets through the 90 minute story without pausing for breath. The stakes are made clear early on, deals are cut with Gods and men, and then on to battle! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 26, 2022
tagged as: Stunning
The play brought you back to 61 AD. I felt I was actually there. From the beating of the drum to the breaths of battle. Great show.... full review
TJ O'BRIEN certified reviewer June 26, 2022
tagged as: engrossing · Engaging · period piece · music · combat · ensemble
Engaging, engrossing ensemble piece!... full review