This month saw the UK general release of Janis, Little Girl Blue, a film about the late, great Janis Joplin whose untimely over 45 years ago at the tender age of 27 was a big loss to the world in my humble opinion. Looking forward to seeing the film which by all accounts is fantastic.
In the meantime opted to see the brilliant production, Janis, Full Tilt at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Hannah Jarret=Scott gave an amazing performance as Janis – belting out the tunes, making the most of her incredible vocal range. Her acting wasn’t too shabby either! The band was pretty damn tight too. A thoroughly enjoyable performance.
If only I’d been old enough to see Janis play live…Sadly I guess I’ll just have to make do with repeated viewings of the films, listenings of her albums, readings of the various biographies, and my imagination of the legend that she is.