Songs For the Fallen is wonderfully rip-roaring, outrageous and fun...
Jonathan Hindmarsh (The Brag)
On January 15th 1847, Marie Duplessis – courtesan, party girl, liar and legend – got out of bed, put on a dress, ordered a bottle of champagne, and sat alone in her Paris apartment to celebrate her birthday. She died 18 days later, aged 23… But Mademoiselle is not done yet.
After a hugely successful season, that had critics and audiences raving, Songs for the Fallen part vaudeville, part punk opera, part MTV-does-Baroque show, is the wild and unforgettable final birthday party Marie never had. With a lush live baroque-pop score (Basil Hogios, AFI Nominee), Marie Duplessis (Sheridan Harbridge, Best Cabaret Melb Fringe) will drag you along the hilarious, loud adventure that made this woman a legend.
We’re gonna party like its 1847. And it’s going to be HUGE… AGAIN!
Songs for the Fallen is part of the 2013 Reginald Season.
“Songs for the Fallen is a hilarious romp. The singing is exquisite, the performances are divine…” – ArtsHub
“Utterly awesome” – What’s On Sydney
“Songs For The Fallen is a drama, comedy, musical, cabaret … or something else entirely. The lush Seymour Centre production is certainly a tour de farce.” – Crikey
“Not to be missed” – KJ Theatre Diary
“…if there’s a more intriguing performer currently working in Sydney cabaret and theatre than Sheridan Harbridge, I certainly don’t know who it is.” – Time Out
“…a lavish but bawdy cabaret.” – SMH
“A triumph of indie theatre” Concrete Playground
“Songs for the Fallen is wonderfully rip-roaring, outrageous and fun.” The Brag (issue #493)
“A showcase, but one that puts emphasis on the story it has to tell, not the skill set it has to sell.” SMH