Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Songs in her suitcase (update)

Púca Puppets - an Irish group specialised in children's performances - have a new show (their second original work for adults), Songs in her Suitcase, that brings the story of the late actress and cabaret performer, Agnes Bernelle to life. Using an combination of puppetry, mask and film, this new show features music produced by Philip Chevron of The Pogues. The show travels from Hitler's Berlin, to the stages of Soho and onto Dublin. Bernelle recalls her experiences as a famous impresario's daughter in 1930s Berlin, being a refugee in London, her work as a fifteen year old secret agent for the Americans and how she came to cabaret almost by accident. Her cabaret performances are reincarnated through puppetry, featuring songs by Brecht and Weill. Broken bicycles - a song Tom Waits supposedly sent to Agnes Bernelle because he was a fan of hers - is also featured in the show.

The dates:
  • May 25 (preview) and May 26 - June 5 Projects Arts Centre , Dublin
  • June 22, Garage theatre, Monaghan
  • June 23, Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin
  • June 24, Mermaids Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
  • July 8, Friar’s Gate Theatre, Kilmallock
  • July 9, St John’s Theatre, Listowel
  • August 4, Linenhall, Castlebar
  • August 6, Feile An Phobail, Belfast
  • August 8, Pavilion, Dunlaoghaire
    You can contact the Púca Puppets at pucapuppets@eircom.net for more info.
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