The post-modern showgirl, who can currently be seen at the Gielgud Theatre in Kneehigh Theatre's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, will bring her unique brand of "kamikaze cabaret" to the West End on 23, 24 and 25 June 2011.
Meow Meow is reunited with a frequent collaborator, American composer, writer, singer and performer Lance Horne who will act as musical director for the production. An Emmy Award-winner, Horne has previously been seen in the West End with his shows Notes Unleashed! at the Vaudeville Theatre and First Things Last at the Garrick. He has worked with artists including Alan Cumming, Justin Bond, Michael Urie, Becki Newton and Amanda Palmer.
Meow Meow - In Concert promises to combine "Sequins and satire, original chansons apocalyptiques, witty wicked Weimar, 1930’s Shanghai showtunes and 60’s French pop".
Meow Meow brought her show Beyond Glamour: The Absinthe Tour to the Soho Theatre 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.
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.
Combining 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 and curated the “Berlin in Lights” series at Neue Galerie. She has had extended seasons at Bar Jeder Vernunft in Berlin. Her album Here Kitty Kitty ... The Lost sessions with Pink Martini’s Thomas M Lauderdale is due for release in 2011.
Currently playing at the Apollo, Thea Sharrock's production of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit continues until 18 June 2011. The classic comedy has an all-star cast including Alison Steadman, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris and Ruthie Henshall.