Jacques Brel : A Life A Thousand Times


Seminal musical biography of the great Belgian writer and performer, Jacques Brel. Incorporates his world famous songs, interspersed with his philosophy on love and life with his story narrated through the words of his daughter, France.
Jacques Brel : A Life A Thousand Times at Mirth, Marvel and Maud

Image: Far West Theatre


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Mirth, Marvel and Maud
Starts: Monday 24 September 2018
Closes: Sunday 30 September 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Jacques Brel: A Life a Thousand Times (then Une Vie a Mille Temps) premiered at the Buxton Fringe Festival in July 2015, and was nominated for Best Show at the Fringe Awards.


In 2016, the show returned to the Buxton Fringe in July, coupled with a short run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, and won glowing reviews.


Synopsis


The seminal musical biography of the great Belgian writer and performer incorporates his world famous songs, interspersed with his philosophy on love and life with his story narrated through the words of his daughter, France.


Born in 1929, Jacques became the most successful chansonnier of his generation, performing to packed-out audiences around the globe.


He would later be a major influence on artists such as Rod McKuen, David Bowie, Scott Walker and continues to be an influence on performers to this day.


The show covers his colourful, controversial yet compelling life story and includes well-know Brel classics and hidden gems, some in the original French, others newly translated and all within a cabaret atmosphere.


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Theatre


Name:
Mirth, Marvel and Maud


Postal address:
186 Hoe Street
London E17 4QH

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 24 September 2018

Press night:Wednesday 26 September 2018

Closes:Sunday 30 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
Early bird tickets for £12/10

Standard:
£14

Concessions:
£12

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Cast


Simon Pennicott

Kate-Lois Elliot


Creatives


Director: Linnie Reedman
Production: Far West Theatre

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