Songs for the Fallen
Critical Stages and Michael Sieders present

Songs for the Fallen

6 - 16 March

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.

2013 Reviews

“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

Past Reviews

“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