Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip

Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip

A few tickets available on the door - do join us at the Leconfield Hall at about 7.15pm to purchase yours!

The immensely versatile singer/actor Sarah Gabriel presents a solo performance of the words of the inimitable Dorothy Parker, the American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist using her letters, essays and poems. The show also incorporates musical accompaniment from contemporary composers written in the three great cities of London, Paris, and New York
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I went to a Marvellous Party (Noel Coward)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen)
Our Love is Here to Stay (George Gershwin)
September Song (Kurt Weill).

Expect an evening leavened with Parker’s incomparable one-liners and put-downs....

"Sarah Gabriel, as fine an actor as she is a singer." Le Monde.

‘This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.’

‘If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.’

‘If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.’

Generously supported by Augustus Brandt