Friday, 24 April 2015

The Dead Ladies Show

I've been rather busy, had you noticed? Here's one of the things I've been working on.

My friend Florian Duijsens and I have invented The Dead Ladies Show! It's a show about ladies who were really impressive when they were alive but are now dead. We'll be inviting illustrious guests to tell us about dead ladies who have impressed them, to read from their work, show clips from their films, play their music, recite their speeches, put on slide shows of their art, stage parts of their plays, recreate their experiments and generally celebrate them in any appropriate way. Then we'll drink cocktails and dance to music by dead ladies. I'm sure you'll agree this is a very good idea.

Our first Dead Ladies Show involves Florian and myself and the German writer Daniela Dröscher sharing our love for Dorothy Parker, Irmgard Keun and Pola Negri. It's at the delightful ACUD Club on Tuesday, 19 May and you can buy yourself a Martini afterwards because that's what we think Dorothy would have wanted. Or indeed you can buy yourself a Martini before or during she show. DJ Johnny Stardust will spin blues, jazz and country tunes by dead lady musicians.

Here's the Facebook event. Please come along because it will almost certainly be a really excellent night out, and also the best opportunity to get dressed up in a fancy outfit on a Tuesday all month. It costs €4 to get in. And if you have a dead lady you'd like to rave about on stage in Berlin in an entertaining manner - in German or English - do get in touch.

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