Comedy cabaret chanteuse, down-on-her-luck, highly medicated 'recovering showgirl', Miss Hope Springs, returns to Crazy Coqs for this special Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview. Hope will play the piano and sing songs from her all-original repertoire, and recount tales from her Ritz-to-the-pits showbiz life. You'll hear hysterical stories interspersed with songs about her various paramours from Liberace to Barry Manilow, and she spills the beans about what it's like to live with her husband, Irving, and his hairdresser pal, Carlos, in a camper van in Dungeness.
Still wearing the sequinned pantsuit and marabou boa she was wearing when she left the Pink Pelican Casino in 1972, Hope brings you her unique blend of finger snapping pop, romantic rhumbas, sassy bossa novas and smouldering torch songs in this unique 'laugh-out-loud, move-you-to-tears show'. Join Hope as she opens her battered 'suitcase of dreams' to share more magical musical mementos.
It's Miss Hope Springs music and lyrics written and performed by Ty Jeffries.
"The greatest star that never was sings the greatest hits that never were" - Jonathan Ross
"Tragi-comic genius" - Julian Clary
"Hysterical… A bevy of witty original songs" - The Times
"A character of uncanny comic accuracy... Exquisitely funny and remarkably engaging" - The Stage
"Comic finesse...The adept chanteuse tickles the ivories and funny bones with abandon" - This Is Cabaret
"Exquisitely crafted…The Rolls Royce of drag acts" - BritishTheatre.com
"Haunting, beautiful... An artist I can't stop listening to" - Suzy Klein, Essential
Classics, BBC Radio 3
✶✶✶✶✶ Time Out; ✶✶✶✶✶ Broadway Baby; ✶✶✶✶ Evening Standard; ✶✶✶✶✶ BritishTheatre.com; ✶✶✶✶✶ Boyz Magazine
Miss Hope Springs will be appearing at the Assembly Rooms 'Bijou', George Street, 8.20pm, 1-24th Aug.
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.