Friday, 4 October 2013

Forget-Me-Not wears the trousers (music)

The Under Ground Theatre will become a art deco-style flapper cabaret for-one-night-only in a couple of weeks' time when International cabaret artiste Forget-Me-Not performs risqué and banned songs from the 20s and 30s celebrating Jazz Age sexual liberation and gender cross-pollination.

Forget-Me-Not is a beguiling, deliciously naughty flapper and singer on the London nightclub scene. She fell into cabaret life after her parents inconveniently cut off her allowance due to her general misbehaviour and scandalous love affairs. Unperturbed, Forget-Me-Not fled from the family estate in Kent to her wealthy lover’s London love-nest and in a brief moment of boredom auditioned as a singer at a fashionable nightclub, Le Jardin de Plaisirs. Fuelled on champagne and charm, to her surprise she was offered a spot of great prestige and is now the club’s radiant and rather expensive star.

Forget-Me-Not Wears The Trousers was devised and is performed by Sharon Elizabeth together with her musical director Paul Lewis at the piano. The show was performed to much acclaim at the Brighton Festival Fringe last year and Sharon has also performed in New Zealand. She has recently recorded an album of songs from the cabaret - available through her website - and songs we might hear include You’re the Cream in my Coffee originally sung by Annette Hanshaw in 1928, Cole Porter's 1935 composition Begin the Beguine and Put It Off Until Tomorrow by Mae West.

Under Ground Theatre, 18th Oct, 20.00.
Tickets £10 adults, £8 concessions, available by emailing sharonelizabethsoprano@gmail.com or in person on the door.

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