Musical Direction By David Shrubsole
With Simon Green
If you could sit a 21 year old version of yourself down and share with them the surprises that their life will bring... what would you say? So, This Then Is Life explores paths untrod, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever changing world.
More soiree than cabaret - Simon Green and musical director, David Shrubsole, cast their uniquely British gaze over life's rude awakenings. As in their Drama Desk nominated Traveling Light, they concoct a theatrical marriage of word, music and truths that aim to transport you to a former, more innocent incarnation of yourself.
An entertaining evening in the company of such diverse and diverting British personalities as Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Daphne du Maurier, Dillie Keane, Lily Allen, A.E. Housman, Flanders and Swann, Victoria Wood, P.G. Wodehouse, Philip Larkin, Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds - and others, including a few American friends!
"An intimate experience - Very enjoyable!" - The Epoch Times
"Smart, funny, poignant, and rueful!" - Alix Cohen's, www.womanaroundtown.com
"No American performer who ardently carries the torch for the music of Noel Coward, can match the lofty, la-di-dah tone that Simon Green brings!" - The New York Times
"A storyteller with a dapper panache!" - Curtain Up