An odyssey through 20th century European chansons. From the Russian cabaret artist Alexander Vertinsky to Edith Piaff via the music of the Comedian Harmonists in the early 1930s, Daniel Donskoy (Detectorists – BBC FOUR) will perform German,Yiddish, French and Russian chansons, accompanied by Inga Davis-Rutter and her trio.
Whilst Europe was fractured throughout big parts of the 20th century, chansons always spoke the language of the people from all corners of the continent. From life in the poor Parisian faubourgs to Yiddish theatre tales of loss and joy; Songs sung by Russian political prisoners of the Tsar to the wit of German Cabaret. This is an enchanting musical evening filled with Europe’s eternal melodies.
A Song Goes Round the World (Premiere)
Performance Date 16th May 2016 8.00pm
Running time 1 hour 35 minutes (incl. interval)
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SWE1 5JA
Box Office Tickets from www.stjamestheatre.co.uk
or 0844 264 2140 from £10.
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Developed by Daniel Donskoy and Inga Davis Rutter
Producers Daniel Donskoy for Collaborative Artists LTD
Cast Daniel Donskoy & Special Guest West End Performer (accompanied by Inga Davis-Rutter and her trio)