This event finished on: 15 May 2012
London Premiere + Live Music + Post-show Q&A with Martin Hargreaves
A shadowy figure trapped indefinitely in a space he calls his Empire attempts every night to realise the cabaret show he has always dreamt of performing.
François Testory confronts the difficulties, fears and pleasures of creation, casting a spotlight on the nature of the performer and performance.
Testory delivers a performance combining a subtle physicality with a wide vocal range that takes on Edith Piaf torch songs and Iggy Pop classics. Ian Hill’s accordion accompaniments add a suitably sultry atmosphere and Simon Vincenzi has directed the work.
François Testory has sung and acted in operas, musicals, plays and in electro bands, performing with companies such as Gloria, Lindsay Kemp, Ballet Rambert, DV8, Clod Ensemble, Gecko Theatre and Bock and Vincenzi.