in association with
Jermyn Street Theatre
Cautionary Tales for Daughters –
Songs your mother never taught you
Writer, Composer Tanya Holt
Contributing writer Robin Kingsland
Director Robin Kingsland
Videography & screen design Vesna Krebs
“Hilarious and moving” Edinburgh Reporter *****
“Gut-punchingly beautiful” The Times
“Witty, razor-sharp, satirical songwriting delivered with confidence and class. Utterly contemporary.” The Stage ****
Tales of the hapless, feckless and foolish stand as warnings in this darkly-comic, beautifully animated, new song cycle.
Meet Cherry the Amazing YoYo Girl, an obsessive dieter caught between gluttony and vanity; Chanel The Labelled Girl, whose criminal obsession with designer clothes leads to her grisly demise; and fickle Princess Sylvia who only realises she could have had anything and anyone when it’s just too late. Arabella Dair discovers that youth, looks and cheesecake are soon gone, but cyberspace goes on and on. Careful what you share folks! The audience get the chance to anonymously contribute their own words of caution.
“Dark without ever being heavy. The songs are beautifully sung and Holt makes us laugh as well as think.” Broadway Baby ****
Running time: 90 minutes, plus 15 minute interval.
WARNING: 14yrs+ guideline due to adult themes.
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees 3.30pm
£22.00, £18.00 concessions.
Mondays all tickets £15.00