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The Whistling Girl – Supperclub



the whistling girl

Friday, 24th February

Dinner Sitting at 7:30pm - Show Doors at 9pm

The Whistling Girl Details

The Whistling Girl – The acclaimed Irish duo of jazz singer and actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight proudly present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show “The Whistling Girl”, featuring musical settings of the poetry of the great American wit, civil rights activist and author Dorothy Parker.

Expect to encounter an evening with a darkly sardonic and theatrical atmosphere in which Parker’s droll and sometimes heart-rending lyrics are transported into the 21st century  by way of a soundtrack of ‘dirty’-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock and jazz, as Heffernan channels the spirit of Parker during her years of notoriety in New York.

Parker’s work as a civil rights activist and supporter of Martin Luther King along with her writings about her experiences in Spain during the Spanish Civil War also form an integral part of the show’s narrative.

Reviews

“Parker’s misanthropic verse is phrased in deliciously acidic terms and in disarming musical settings…”

“It’s easy to picture Mrs Parker viewing this show with both a hiked eyebrow and a wry smile”

(Irish Times)

“…clever….imaginative….inventive…. echoes of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil,  flourishes of The Doors, a touch of Kraftwerk here, and Leonard Cohen there”.

(Jackie Hayden of Hot Press)

Biographies

Honor Heffernan is an internationally acclaimed jazz/blues singer who has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’.

She has toured in India with her jazz quartet, has lived and performed in Canada and has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choral Society in the Royal Albert Hall in a celebration of Beatles music. Other notable performances include  the BBC Big Band (UK) and RTE Concert Orchestra(Ireland) and the Sandvika Big Band in Norway.

As a film actress she has appeared in Neil Jordan’s ‘Angel’, Roddy Doyle’s ‘Family’.  And Lennie Abrahmson’s ‘Prosperity’. She starred in Ireland’s 2 favourite soap operas  ‘Fair City’, and , ‘Glenroe’.

Trevor Knight is a composer/ performer/ director composing music for more than 80 theatrical productions including the award winning “Catalpa” with Donal O’Kelly. He has collaborated many times with visual artist Alice Maher (Cassandra’s Necklace @IMMA, The Music of Things,  London and New York) and with Japanese butoh performers Gyohei Zaitsu and Maki Watanabe (The Devil’s Spine Band, Visitant and Slat) and worked as an actor recently in Beckett’s “Rough for Theatre 1”(Dublin Fringe 2013, Tokyo Japan 2014 and The London Barbican 2015 )

His band Auto da Fé with singer Gay Woods released 3 albums in the 1980’s. He has toured and recorded with artists such as Philip Lynott, Donovan, Camille  O’Sullivan, Roger Doyle, Luka Bloom and Paul Brady.

In March 2007 he became a member of Aosdana, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists.

Event Details

The event consists of a 2-course meal. Doors 7.30pm, Food order 8pm sharp, Show starts at 10pm. Price €38.00 per person. Pay €13.00 deposit per person now & settle your bill on the night. Service charge 8% applies to a bill on each night. Secure payments are made using your Credit / Debit Card or your Paypal account. Ticket purchases are final and non-refundable. We do not book tables for show only tickets. Limited seat availability for show only tickets.

Show only guests arrive at 9.30pm

Gift Ticket Details

Gift tickets must be presented on the night! Gift tickets are purchased at full price. Once your order is complete you will receive Gift Ticket PDF file. Purchaser name and order number will be displayed on this ticket as “from: sample name and surname”. If you would like to know more, please contact us on 01 284 3576 or email at info@purtykichen.com

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