Review | Laura Money
What do you do when you’re so tired it’s leached into your very bones? How do you love someone when you can’t feel any emotion, let alone a positive one? How do you make it stop and all go away? Soul singer extraordinaire, Sun-Mi Clyburn addresses these issues and more in her wonderful and heartfelt show, Audiotherapy.
For Clyburn, it’s music that lifts her and helps her to process her emotions. Whether it’s singing a classic or composing, she reaches deep into her soul to entertain us with her smooth and powerful voice. Covering topics like what depression feels like, getting caught in the medication trap, living with chronic pain, and how sleep is better than suicide but only sometimes, Clyburn pulls no punches. Mental illness can be all-consuming but it doesn’t have to be all-defining. Each revelation is as raw and honest as the next as Clyburn bares all in a stripped-back, real show of emotion.
Audiotherapy is an important show. It is an unflinching look at mental health and how we can stop vilifying it. Clyburn is joined by an amazing, talented band. She is in her element when she sings. There is a raw quality to her voice that fills your soul with empathy. Part catharsis, part soul-baring beauty, all heart, Audiotherapy is the show to see when you feel alone. I have another entry for your little black book, Sun-Mi: you have a soulful voice that comes straight from deep within. You are a joy to listen to and we love everything about you. Don’t ever stop being you, and keep telling your story because it’s about time people listened.
WHEN: 29 January – 2 February 2019 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Downstairs at the Maj | His Majesty’s Theatre | PERTH
INFO: Tickets $36 – $42 | Duration 50m | Age suitability: M | Content warning: Suicide/Self Harm, Mental Health | WA ARTIST | THEATRE