PRESENTED BY COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS
25th – 30th April 2017
Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday at 4pm
An odyssey through 20th century European chansons
From the Russian cabaret artist Alexander Vertinsky to Edith Piaf via the music of the Comedian Harmonists in the early 1930’s, Daniel Donskoy will perform German, Yiddish, French and Russian chansons, accompanied by Inga Davis-Rutter and her trio. Each evening will also include guest performances by London’s most acclaimed West End performers.
A Song Goes Round the World is transferring from St. James Studio after its premiere in May 2016, that was received with great critical acclaim.
***** ‘Truly Magical’ – Views from the Gods
**** ‘An outstanding mastery’ – Jonathan Baz
Donskoy’s background is as eclectic as the programme of this evening. He was born in Russia and raised in 1990’s Berlin, before coming to London via several years in Tel Aviv. A Song Goes Round the World is Donskoy’s first solo show; further acting credits include BBC4’s Detectorists, the ITV1 Drama Victoria as well as playing Jim O’Connor in Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie at Nottingham Playhouse.
“In times of uncertainty relating to the European Union, this is a chance to bring Europe together through music – even if just for one evening”, says Donskoy.
The evening will include songs from life in the poor Parisian faubourgs, Yiddish theatre tales of loss and joy, songs sung by Russian political prisoners of the Tsar, witty German cabaret and much more.
Collaborative Artists’ latest major production You Won’t Succeed On Broadway, If You Don’t Have Any Jews was nominated for Best Off-West End Production at the 2016 WhatsOnStage awards.
£18 / £16 concessions