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Whirlwind Worldwide Wellington Tour

Published: Thu 28 Jan 2010 01:20 PM
The Crimson Club’s Whirlwind Worldwide Wellington Tour
Fringe Festival 2010
Khandallah Town Hall, Sat. 13th Feb, Breaker Bay Hall, Sat 20th Feb, Muritai School Hall, Eastbourne, Sat. 27th Feb, 8pm, BATS Theatre, Thurs 4 and Fri 5 March 6.30pm, Sat. 6 March 9.30pm.
Tickets $16, $13 available at the door or at BATS Theatre ph 802 4175, book@bats.co.nz
From the people who brought you Snapping Strings in 1997 at Bats, Fiddlers on a Roof Best Musical Show in 1998 and Resonance Best Music in the 2000 Fringe…Strung Out productions are back with a brand new show featuring experimental cabaret band The Crimson Club.
Hailing from the small but self-important seaside village of Paekakariki, The Crimson Club will be taking their eccentric entertainment around the local halls of Wellington as part of the Fringe 2010.
The Paekakariki Village Hall has already seen many performances by the red-clad divas, and during the 2010 Fringe, Khandallah, Breaker Bay and Eastbourne will play host to their cabaret-style antics, culminating in performances at BATS theatre.
“This performance aims to spread the small town joy,” says accordion player Melissa Garber. “We are aiming to recreate the atmosphere of our local St Peter’s hall wherever we go.”
The three performers all sing as well as playing many instruments, including violin, cello, accordion, Theremin, percussion, flute and melodica. They draw on many influences, from Edith Piaf to Laurie Anderson. “We’ll take anything on and turn it into cabaret,” says cellist Janet Holborow. “Our style changes completely from one song to the next. One minute you’re in a bar in Paris and the next you’re listening to rock covers or original experimental songs.”
Lisa Maule is on the lighting board and with some directing advice also. "The Crimson Club are wonderfully theatrical. Talented and energetic women are great to work with and going into community halls always presents a good lighting challenge".
The performance will feature their existing songs and new songs in a new theatrical work. The group is encouraging punters to dress to the nines with spot prizes for best dressed. “We are inspired by the early twentieth century when going out meant live music, laughter and dressing up in fancy frocks and suits,” says violinist and singer Shona Jaunas.
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