Meow Meow with The Kazimier and her Sleepless Beauties
Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotised, inspired, and terrified audiences globally with unique creations and sell-out seasons from New York’s Lincoln Center and Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s West End and Sydney Opera House.
Named ‘One of the Top Performers of the Year’ (The New Yorker), the spectacular crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne has been called “Sensational” (The Times), “diva of the highest order” (New York Post), “The Queen of Chanson” (Berliner Zeitung) and “a phenomenon” by the Australian press.
Her award-winning solo works have been curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch, and Mikhail Baryshnikov and numerous international arts festivals and as well as being a prolific original theatre and music creator she specialises in Weimar repertoire and French chanson with orchestras such as SF Symphony and London Philharmonic.
She recently appeared as Titania in Emma Rice’s revolutionary A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe. She performs next at Edinburgh International Festival with her original work “Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid” and with her show “Meow’s Pandemonium” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall.
Theatre: Brecht/Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper / Threepenny Opera (London Philharmonic, Paris Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Royal Festival Hall, cond Jurowski, Jenny), Die Sieben Todsünden/Seven Deadly Sins (Opera Victoria, Hamer Hall dir Cameron Menzies), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (West End, dir Emma Rice, La Maitresse), Le Bel Indifférent (Cocteau, Greenwich Music Festival US, dir Ted Huffman), De Materie(Andriessen, LA Philharmonic, Disney Hall, cond Reinbert de Leeuw). Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Schubert /Schumann /de Leeuw, Australian National Academy of Music, dir Rodney Fisher).
Original music theatre works: from Sydney Opera House to NY Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft commissioned by numerous international arts festivals as well as by Pina Bausch, David Bowie, and Mikhail Baryshnikov : An Audience with Meow Meow (Berkeley Rep, dir Emma Rice) (Boston Cutler Majestic, dir Leigh Silverman). Apocalypse Meow(Southbank Centre), Feline Intimate (Sydney Opera House , London Wonderground, Edinburgh international Festival Fringe Prize), Meow Meow in Concert (Apollo West End), Vamp (Sydney Opera House), Beyond Glamour (incl. Soho Theatre), Meow Meow’s Little Matchgirl, (Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, dir Marion Potts ) Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid (Malthouse Theatre/Sydney/Perth/Auckland International Arts Festivals, dir Michael Kantor)
Meow has written original repertoire with Iain Grandage, Lance Horne, Jherek Bischoff, Washington and Thomas M Lauderdale, and in concert performs this and the Weimar and chanson repertoire to Palmer and Radiohead, with San Francisco Symphony, Oregon Symphony, American Pops Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Pink Martini and the NY Pops, Amanda Palmer. Meow most recently toured a programme of lost and banned Weimar works with Barry Humphries and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for Edinburgh International Festival, London Cadogan Hall and Tanglewood Music Festival US, and with the London Philharmonic in Meow’s Pandemonium at Royal Festival Hall . With her “Sleepless Beauties” collaborators she created “Souvenir – A Fantastical Song Cycle on a Half-remembered Misreported History of …..” a “love -letter” to the Theatre Royal that plays Brighton Festival and continues around the world.
“There are not many women who can stun an audience into pin-drop silence with an exquisitely delivered torch song one moment and rock the rafters with laughter the next. Meow Meow… is that rare combination – devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords…no one now does it better than Meow” – Evening Standard, UK
“catapults the genre of Entertainment into a hitherto unknown dimension” – Berliner Zeitung
‘There is, in fact, nothing that this woman cannot do.” – The Telegraph, UK