Musik

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Cahoots Theatre Company presents

MUSIK

Billie Trix. Icon. Rockstar. Screen goddess. Drug Addict.

Billie has lived a life of excess and shares it all in her new one-woman show. Her journey takes us from post-war Berlin to the rock arenas of the world, via the Vietnam war, Andy Warhol’s factory, and a year in a Soho Square phone box.

A stunning performance by Frances Barber as Billie Trix with an outrageous script by Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Coronation Street) and six original songs by Pet Shop Boys!

Pet Shop Boys said: “When we wrote ‘Closer to Heaven’ almost 20 years ago, we loved the compelling outrageousness of the character Bille Trix as written by Jonathan and performed by Frances Barber. We have all discussed for many years the idea of creating her own one-woman show which would give us the chance to write more songs for her as she looks back on her incredible career. We’re thrilled that this show is finally happening.”

Jonathan Harvey said: “It has been such a treat reconnecting and working with Chris and Neil on this, 20 years after our first foray into musical theatre writing. In ‘MUSIK’ Billie, dried up, drug-addled icon and rock star, tells us about her life and sings her biggest hits. I can’t wait to see Frances Barber inhabit her again as she did so hilariously and so touchingly all those years ago.”

Audiences are going wild for MUSIK at this years Edinburgh Festival!

“It’s a comic tour-de-force for Barber” - The Stage
An unabashed wallop of giddy, brilliant camp” - The Observer

Barber’s mesmeric presence” - ★★★★★ Edinburgh News 

“Musik is an incredible theatrical experience that soars thanks to Frances Barber's comic 'tour de force” - ★★★★★  Culture Fix

Blown away just doesn’t cover it” - ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

“It is a joy to watch Frances Barber strut the stage” - ★ ★ ★ ★  Musical Theatre Review

 “Frances Barber is a tour-de-force “ - ★★★★ Whatsonstage

★★★★ London Evening Standard

★★★★ The Guardian

 ★★★★ British Theatre

 ★★★★ The Daily Mail

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Creative Team

Josh Seymour - Director

Anthony Whiteman - Choreography

Lew Newby – Designer

David Howe – Lighting Designer

Fergus O’Hare – Sound Designer

**** EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT! ****

‘MUSIK’ is to transfer immediately to London following its world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.

Where : Leicester Square Theatre

6 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BX

When:

Tuesday 3 September at 7pm (press night)
Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th September at 9pm

Price:

£26.25 Booking Fees Apply

Ticket Booking Line 0207 7342222

www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Venue:

Space | Bijou

Assembly Rooms

54 George Street,

Edinburgh

EH2 2LR

Dates
Aug 5-24th

Price breakdown:

Aug 5-6

£12.00

Aug 9-11,16-18,23-24

£16.50 (cons £15.50)

Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22

£15.00 (cons £14.00)

Child (Under 2yrs) FREE

Performances:
21:40

Running Time:

1hr

Age Guidance:
14+

Contains distressing themes, scenes of a sexual nature, strong language/swearing.