Music Hall Monster: The Insatiable Mr Fred Barnes


Fred Barnes was a famous music hall singer. He fell spectacularly from grace, brought down by a shockingly modern range of addictions: sex, shopping, alcohol, and a need for celebrity.
Music Hall Monster: The Insatiable Mr Fred Barnes at Wilton's Music Hall

Image: Wilton's Music Hall


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Wilton's Music Hall
Starts: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Closes: Saturday 12 May 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Fred Barnes was a famous music hall singer.


He fell spectacularly from grace, brought down by a shockingly modern range of addictions: sex, shopping, alcohol, and a need for celebrity.


At the pinnacle of his fame in the 1920s he was fabulously wealthy and sported the height of extravagant fashion with a marmoset on his shoulder.


By the mid 1930s he was singing for pennies in Southend pubs with a chicken on his shoulder.


His life was one of gothic horror, total extremes, and rather lovely songs.


Olivier Award-winning theatre-maker and Wilton's Music Hall associate, Christopher Green takes to the stage as Fred Barnes, fresh from taking his immersive entertainment about pornography, Prurience, to the Guggenheim Museum, New York.


In today's language we might call this 'wavyhaired, blue-eyed Adonis' queer, gender fluid, an addict, a predator or perhaps we might just fall at his feet and call him 'a star'.


In February, Christopher Green and entertainment legend Roy Hudd, presented a different take on Fred Barnes' life, How Success Ruined Me, a critically acclaimed drama commissioned by BBC Radio 4.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London E1 8JB

Box office tel: 020 3468 5670

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 2 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 12 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£8 - £15

Concessions:
£5.50 - £12.50

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Cast


Christopher Green

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