Spatfeather in a co-production with Jacksons Lane
The Liberation of Colette Simple
16 Sep - 04 Oct 2014
**** 'A hilarious & gripping piece' The Upcoming
'Witty edge and energy' The Guardian
'Charming and disarming quirkiness' TimeOut
'Excellent and tenacious performances' Everything Theatre
Spatfeather, in a co-production with Jacksons Lane, present The Liberation of Colette Simple
Based on an early Tennessee Williams play
A razor-sharp musical cabaret
Meet Colette. Seemingly content in her simple life, in her small twee town with only her canary for company, Colette tends to her petunias.
Through a heady mix of musical theatre, absurd comedy and live music, Colette’s story of liberation is brought to life. In a magical world where canaries transform into cops and strange visitors cough up petunia petals, small town life is never what it seems.
Inspired by the early Tennessee Williams play The Case of the Crushed Petunias, scored by Vincent Guibert and with lyrics by writers including playwrights Robert Holman and Amy Rosenthal, television actress Honeysuckle Weeks, lyricist Adam Meggido, cabaret king Desmond O’Connor and spoken word artist Charlie Dupré; The Liberation of Colette Simple will transport, challenge and delight.
Trailer here >>
In a co-production with Jacksons Lane, supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Unity Theatre Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, The John Thaw Foundation, The Tennessee Williams Estate
'It’s hard not to like the brash preposterousness' This is Cabaret
Directed by: Matt Peover
Designed by: James Cotterill
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