In 1930, two young revolutionaries burst onto the Berlin music scene with their satirical opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. It was a smash, capturing the febrile essence of the fragile Weimar Republic. The collaboration between composer Kurt Weill and playwright and theatre director Bertolt Brecht heralded a brief musical golden age at a time of impending darkness, when artists in underground nightclubs dissected the political maelstrom in the streets above.
The Blue Hour reimagines their legacy in bold, contemporary colours, along with decadent masterpieces of the era, including ‘Surabaya Johnny’ and Marlene Dietrich’s huge hit, ‘Falling in Love Again’, all arranged by award-winning composer Tim Sutton.
Between them, Sarah Gabriel (vocals), Tim Sutton (pianist and arranger), Gabriella Swallow (cello), and Beth Higham-Edwards (percussion) have performed at the National Theatre, RSC, Young Vic, Southbank Centre, Théâtre du Châtelet, Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe and on tour with Rob Brydon, Hugh Jackman and Bryan Ferry. Following their triumphant sell-out debut at the legendary Soho venue, Crazy Coqs, they come to the Old House Barn on Sunday 12th December to celebrate this vibrant, witty, subversive, sexy and provocative music of the Berlin cabaret.
More information on The Blue Hour is available here.
Tickets available online from November.
Old House, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4EQ
Date / Time
Date - 12/12/2021
Time - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm