30/11/2019 20:00 £12-£14
Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith W6 9DT
‘The Whistling Girl’ is a spellbinding alternative musical extravaganza of song and spoken word based on the lyrics of American poet, wit and feminist icon Dorothy Parker.
Dublin’s composer and musician Trevor Knight and Ireland’s acclaimed chanteuse, singer and actor, Honor Heffernan’s present a re-imagining of the life and work of the Writer and American Icon Dorothy Parker.
The original and unique music composed by Trevor Knight transforms the poems and quotes of Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending lyrics. Each of the songs create individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity, as founding member of the notorious ‘Algonquin set’ in New York, and as civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish Civil War.