What others thought of the show...
The show was incredibly powerful! Russell moved me to many tears of anger and sadness but also to tears of joy when he sang his strength and new happiness.
Obviously a very powerful performance, which on a personal level is courageous and inspiring to others, but also a stark reminder of how common the issue actually is... Very courageous for Rusty to get up there and tell his personal story, in what was a very emotional (and at times humorous) way.
I think the performance was courageous and wonderful
Moving, brave piece. Well done.It brought the human side of the victim alive and explained how a person can stay in a situation with intimate partner violence. It also allowed Russ to show off his talents that had been so suppressed while in that relationship.
I was deeply moved and was once again reminded of the powerful impact of lived experience. The style of the presentation was informative, moving, very real and was somehow uplifting at the same time... You've gotta love the power of song!
Educating and entertaining - win win!