Posted on 10 May 2011

Cabaret star, international singing sensation and post-modern showgirl, Meow Meow, acclaimed for her current performance in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, returns to the stage with her solo West End debut, Meow Meow In Concert for three nights only on 23, 24 and 25 June, with a press performance on the 23 June. Presented by Nica Burns in association with the Soho Theatre, Meow Meow In Concert has musical direction by her frequent collaborator, Emmy Award winning Lance Horne.

Sequins and satire, original chansons apocalyptiques, witty wicked Weimar, 1930’s Shanghai showtunes, 60’s French pop, Brel, Brecht, Casal, Kitt, Radiohead revisioned, Punk and Dolly Parton! Music. Politics. Mayhem. Magnificence.

If you were scintillated at Soho, marvelled at the Maitresse in Cherbourg or captivated by the chaotic diva in  La Clique then allow the crowd-surfing queen of song ,“the sequinned sex-bomb waiting to detonate” to dazzle you with her unique brand of kamikaze cabaret that has  hypnotised, inspired, and  terrified audiences worldwide!

Meow Meow is a renowned cabaret artist and before her role in the West End production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, had a sell out run at Soho Theatre with her show Meow Meow Beyond Glamour: The Absinthe Tour and won the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize for Feline Intimate. She has also performed regularly as guest artist in La Clique and La Soiree. 

Specialising in kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica, her solo shows, curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch and Mikhail Baryshnikov amongst others, have been seen across Europe and the US.  The Sydney Opera House has presented several seasons of her works and recently commissioned her original music theatre piece Vamp! .  In New York she has performed at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and the Carnegie Hall curated the “Berlin in Lights” series at Neue Galerie. . She has had extended seasons at the home of German cabaret, Bar Jeder Vernunft in Berlin. In collaborations she has worked with John Cameron Mitchell ( Hedwig, Shortbus) toured the US with Amanda Palmer,  The Dresden Dolls and written and recorded the album ‘Here Kitty Kitty …The Lost sessions’ with Pink Martini’s Thomas M Lauderdale due for release in 2011.

Her current eclectic artistry also includes premiering the Schönberg Ensemble's Schubert/Schumann revisioning “Wunderschön” in Australia with the orchestra of the National Academy of Music, Cocteau’s “Le Bel Indifferent “ for the Greenwich Music Festival US and work in development for the Edinburgh International Festival .Her awards include several Australian Green Room Awards, the Sydney Theatre Critics Award and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award, as well as being named one of the top ten cabaret performers by Time Out New York, and one of the best performers of 2010 by The New Yorker.

Lance Horne is an award winning composer as well as writer, singer and performer. As a musical director he has worked with artists including Alan Cumming, Justin Bond, Michael Urie, Becki Newton and Amanda Palmer and as a performer, artists including Ricki Lake, Cheyenne Jackson, Sandra Bernhart, Jake Shears and Lea DeLaria. His writing covers genres from musical theatre to rock, classical stage to film scores and award winning work for television. His awards include a 2008 Daytime Emmy Award for Best Original Song (Chemistry: One Life to Live), 2010 Bistro for Best Album (Alan Cumming), 2006 Jonathan Larson Award (composer-lyricist) and multiple ASCAP Young Composer/Member Awards. 

Book Meow Meow tickets online now.

[posted by Honza, 10/05/2011]