Silo Theatre and THE EDGE Present
Tuesday 4 March, 8.00pm
$35.00 - $65.00
The Words and Music of Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel wrote music rich with a mid-20th century European sensibility that still manages to be timeless. He wrote over 300 songs in his lifetime; his music has been performed by legends including David Bowie, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Martha Wainwright. Dark, sardonic, passionate, witty, revolutionary – his musical narrative forms a life-affirming take on the human condition.
Like mini three-act plays told in three minutes, Jacques Brel’s songs are timeless anthems which brim with attitude and heart-on-your-sleeve expressionism. In his world, life can hurt, youth can die, understanding can heal and love can change everything.
First performed in 2012, this staging of Brel’s repertoire was a critical and popular hit in the Concert Chamber, voted Metro magazine’s No. 1 Best Cultural Experience in the city for 2012. It has gone on to travel NZ regional arts festivals since, and will be travelling straight from the NZ International Arts Festival before storming into the Great Hall for one night only.
Profound. Intimate. Loud. Cabaret noir.
Direction MICHAEL HURST
Musical Direction LEON RADOJKOVIC
Design JANE HAKARAIA, CHARLOTTE RUST & SEAN LYNCH
Performance JON TOOGOOD, JULIA DEANS, TAMA WAIPARA & JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND
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Tickets can be booked in person by visiting the Aotea Centre Box Office in Auckland's CBD or the Bruce Mason Centre Box Office in Takapuna.