Gina Beck (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables), Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story, also well-known from BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt (Kiss Me Kate, The Merchant of Venice, The Beggars People, Plague Over England) and Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Mother Courage, Jacques Brel - National Theatre, 1970s) star in a new production of the hit revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season.
★★★★ ‘Jacques Brel is currently truly alive and well, under the arches in London’s West End’ London Theatre 1
'This is an evening which reaches a triumphant conclusion in a flurry of classics, from Funeral Tango to Song for Old Lovers and the hallucinogenic Carousel…..There was a genuine frisson when ghostly concert footage of Brel himself appeared behind David Burt during Amsterdam' The Times
★★★★ 'Rare and Special' The New Current
'With a talented cast of Gina Beck, Daniel Boys, David Burt and Eve Polycarpou, you can’t go too wrong and they all deliver' Ought to be Clowns
★★★★'Andrew Keates’ confident, well performed production gives us a welcome reminder of a great talent' The Public Reviews
★★★★ 'The four members of the cast each at the top of their game... an expertly presented show' Plays to See
★★★★ 'A great night out' West End Wilma
★★★★ 'Brel's brilliance won't 'go away!' Remote Goat
Often haunting, sometimes funny, heart-wrenching and vividly poetic, the songs of Jacques Brel explore the human condition through honest storytelling, with themes of joy and sorrow, love and loss, war and peace and life and death.
Directed by Andrew Keats, whose acclaimed production of Dessa Rose has just finished a sellout run at Trafalgar Studios, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue of the greatest works by one of the most prolific, Belgian, singer-songwriters of all time, with what are regarded as the definitive English translations of his works by Mort Shurman and Eric Blau and fresh orchestral arrangements by Eric Svejcar from the award winning 2006 Off Broadway production.