Reviews

**** Lovingly crafted …engaging, moving, funny and utterly delightful. (Spy in the Stalls)

**** Shows music is the universal conduit that breaks downs the walls. (My Theatre Mates)

Engaging, hopeful, moving and fun… a fine performance well worth seeing. (British Theatre Guide)

Gig theatre doesn’t come more authentic than this, with Danusia Samal – a vocal performer with soul (Scotsman)

Samal is immediately charming. She has the perfect stage presence and throughout her story you find yourself rooting for her… a jazz voice with phrasing inflections of Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Sam Cook (Musical Theatre Review)

Moving show with a beautiful story (Younger Theatre)

Samal’s voice is silky, moulding around the vowels and pulling notes back with control. The smile she sings with nods at the joy she gets from doing this. It’s infectious. (Fest Magazine)

‘Samal creates a London for those who wish to push at the edges of convention’ (Scotsman)

Buskers measure their worth by what other people think of them, but Samal teaches us that we are more than how much money people throw at our feet (Fest Magazine)

Industry Quotes

“Absolutely love Busking It. Really beautifully written and performed show.” Spencer Millman, Producer Mighty Boosh. Bo Selecta.

“Really enjoyed Busking It. Brilliantly written, acted and sung by the hugely talented Danusia Samal. It’s worth a trip to The Pleasance to see.” Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive, Arts Council England

“Lovely story, beautifully performed, sophisticated, genuine, full of generosity and soul. And Danusia’s voice is on fiiiiine fine form!” James Pidgeon, Artistic Director Shoreditch Town Hall

“A gorgeous show” Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director HighTide

Audience Quotes:

This is the most gorgeous, sensitive and moving show I’ve seen this Edinburgh Fringe. The perfect balance of optimism and cynicism, beautifully performed and sublimely written. Can’t recommend this enough!

Thoroughly enjoyed Busking It – I could listen to Danusia’s beautiful voice all day! I’ll definitely be looking up more and acting like less of a commuter… Try and catch it if you can!

My 4th shout out of Edinburgh Fringe is Busking It by Danusia Samal. Properly speaking about life in 21st century with beautiful music, a first rate script, laughs, charm and poignancy. Go see!!

“Gorgeous music interwoven with a story of finding yourself, your voice, your values. Won’t forget the story of ‘Experience’!”

“This show definitely caught my attention. Totally encapsulated the LDN busking vibe with honesty&originality. It made my heart sing. See it if you can!” ★★★★

“Wasn’t expecting to shed a tear so early in the day but I’m a wuss. Danusia Samal’s Busking It really touched me with tales of her 10 years busking on the London Underground. Her fab, soulful voice and two great musicians top it off. Warm & funny.

“Thoroughly enjoyed Busking It. Great Story telling. A Change Has Got To Come!”

“Go go go and see this! Everything about it is fantastic, not to be missed.”

“Loved Busking it. Brilliantly observed, written and performed. Fantastic storytelling and live music.”

“Wonderful show. Busking It was a delight from start to finish. I was totally engaged. The music is amazing. Go see it folks.

“What a fabulous show. Danusia Samal is ridiculously talented: funny, moving and with enormous heart and voice. Go see!”

“Go see Danusia Samal in Busking It. My heart is warm and my soul is nourished. What an experience.”