Opened 21 Sep 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
An award winning singer, a skilled dancer and actress and excellent musicians come together in a unique production to re-enact some of Jacques Brel's songs. This genuine and powerful celebration of Brel's work uses multimedia, music, dance and theatre. The show is a light hearted celebration of Brel's work which immerses audiences in a French atmosphere. With the majority of the songs sung in the original French by Claire Thompson, who combines her talents with dancer Agathe Girard to allow stories to unfold and reveal themselves, even to the non-French speakers, in a genuine and powerful manner. At times sad and poignant, at times grotesque and playful, they bring a fresh and modern outlook to Brel's work. Brel's work has been widely sung, adapted, translated and interpreted by many great artists, from David Bowie to Marc Almond, via Camille and Toby Spence and the Scottish Ensemble.