THE BLUE HOUR
Described by The Guardian as "magic of the highest order... absolute sorcery" -The Blue Hour dives into the subversive, sexy, provocative world of Berlin cabaret.
In 1930, two young revolutionaries burst onto the Berlin music scene with their satirical opera,The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. It was a smash, capturing the febrile essence of the fragile Weimar Republic. The collaboration between Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht heralded a brief musical golden age at a timeof impending darkness, when artists in underground nightclubs dissected the political maelstrom in the streets above.
The Blue Hour reimagines their legacy in bold, contemporary colours, along with decadent masterpieces of the era, including ‘Surabaya Johnny’ and Marlene Dietrich’s huge hit, ‘Falling in Love Again’, all arranged by award-winning composer Tim Sutton.
Between them, Sarah Gabriel (vocals), Tim Sutton (piano and arrangements), Gabriella Swallow (cello) and Beth Higham-Edwards (percussion) have performed atthe National Theatre, RSC, Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, Sadler's Wells, Southbank Centre, Théâtre du Châtelet, Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham Festival, and on tour with Rob Brydon, Hugh Jackman and Bryan Ferry.
"it just about undid me... magic of the highest order... absolute sorcery"
"Sarah Gabriel: as fine an actor as she is a singer"
"The springwater vocals of Sarah Gabriel"