A unique evening of iconic comedy and jazz for Woody fans!
Simon Schatzberger performs Woody Allen’s legendary 1960s stand-up comedy routines. Acclaimed vocalist Kilke John, together with jazz pianist accompaniment, performs classic songs and music from some of Woody’s best loved movies.
Simon’s acting appearances include Band of Brothers, Black Books, Eastenders and The Cottage, working with directors such as Tom Hanks, Tom Hooper, Mike Leigh and actors including Simon Pegg,
Jessica Hynes, Bill Bailey and Hayley Atwell.
He first heard and loved Woody’s stand-up comedy in the ‘90s when his brother bought him the cassettes. A mere twenty years later he had the idea of performing the routines, playing sell out shows
in London and Edinburgh for Woody fans and people discovering his early days as a stand-up and this brilliant material for the first time.
“mesmerising, like travelling back in time and seeing him live” Jon Culshaw
“uncanny, fans of Allen and his ‘60s routines will love it” Time Out
“big laughs, the stand-up beautifully, vividly recreated” Jason Solomons, film critic and author of ‘Woody Allen Film by Film
Kilke trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre.
Theatre and vocalist credits include Satin ’n’ Steel (UK Tour), Beside the Seaside (UK Tour) The Mikado (UK Tour) The Thursford Christmas Spectacular and Crazy for You (London Palladium).
As a trilingual recording artist Kilke is regularly engaged to do recording work in the UK and across Europe. Recent credits include recordings for Disney, Shell, Lipton, Apple and Land Rover. Kilke does a variety of commercial, corporate and session work. Furthermore, Kilke is a freelance assistant Voice Over Director for SKY TV channels and is part of the West End Singing Waiters Surprise Act.
Kilke’s earliest memory of music used in Woody Allen’s films is from when she was a little girl. Her father used many of the famous tunes to play her to sleep on the grand piano. She lives by one of her favourite Woody Allen quotes ‘I have no idea what I am doing, but incompetence has never prevented me from plunging in with enthusiasm’.
£18.00 £16.00 concessions.