THE DEREK AWARDS
"While the mismatched group of people on stage significantly outnumber the two of us in the audience, this only adds to the (deliberately) outlandish mood of George Griggs and Paul Andrew Perez’s quirky new musical.....Tebsherany has a beautiful voice, which, along with th on-stage band, makes for toe-tapping tunes out from tales of not fitting in.........it’s fuelled by wild imagination and good-humoured asides.........it’s a reminder of how a low-fi aesthetic needn’t limit large-scale ambition."
GIBBY in the News
"....this complex new musical has some great songs. It's extremely right-on, condeming religion, private healthcare and the objectification of women among other sins.......Writer/composer team Paul Andrew Perez and George Griggs boast some impressive credits, and this show is testament to their talent........17-year-old Tebsherany's astonishing voice. The young performer really packs a punch and is versatile too, switching from a folksy tone to a cracking belt with ease. This new musical is definitely worth catching for her voice and the catchy songs."
THE BRITISH THEATER GUIDE
"This year’s offering is a charming and uplifting new musical.....It is packed with upbeat, appealing songs with strong melodies, written by composer and lyricist George Griggs...Olivia Tebsherany stands out as Gibby with a beautiful, soulful voice...There are plenty of toe tappers, from the opening number, “Hopeless Junction Is Our Home”, through to the rousing, catchy finale of “On My Way”......
"Energetic & youthfully exuberant performances from @InfinityRep, with a stellar female lead. A lovely exploration of the struggles of puberty through country music, from an ambitious young company. ........., overall, charming."
"the up-beat original musical score, skilled accompaniment and enthusiastic young cast resulted in the audience leaving with a smile on their faces."