"Sexy, sleazy, sizzling and fabulous to witness... Dixon and Samuels demonstrate their capacity for deep, bittersweet emotion through music which contrasts with their great comic timing... Samuels is one of London's outstanding cabaret performers whilst, as an actress and singer, Dixon is a revelation... This review comes with a strong recommendation to catch this show." - Lisa Martland, Musical Theatre Review
Lucy Dixon and Howard Samuels are delighted to return to Live at Zédel with their sell-out show Invade My Privacy, a cabaret devoted to the genius that is and was Fran Landesman
Dixon and Samuels first met in the Sondheim Musical Company and worked together again in the National Theatre's production of Frogs before pairing up with director Linda Marlowe on the highly acclaimed original production of Invade My Privacy (Riverside Studios, Kings Head and Criterion Theatre).
Fran Landesman was a beat poet, songwriter and lifelong bohemian until her death in July 2011. Her work combines pathos and humour and glows with a tough wisdom gleaned from a lifestime of riding in fast convertibles and hanging out in smoky bars. She was asked out for tea by an admiring Bette Davis and labelled "one of my heroes" by Tom Waits. Occupying the ironic territory between Dorothy Parker and Stephen Sondheim, her frank, piercing insights into family affairs and tangled romances take no prisoners.
*Dinner & Show packages available: Includes a ticket, A glass of Crémant, a three course menu formule* meal, a glass of wine, coffee and water in Brasserie Zédel pre or post show. Your dinner reservation must be made separately by calling 020 7734 4888 and quoting 'Live At Zédel offer'.