Miss Hope Springs
Archive :: production:T244245357, cabaret:S846068416, venue:V01613972150
Vegas to Weimar
Hope is a woman with a past. Before getting hitched to Irving and living in a camper van in Dungeness, she wandered vagabond-like around Europe plying her musical wares. Join Hope as she staggers down Memory Strasse to Berlin and that little back street bar she played piano and sang in during one long cold winter shortly after the war... Expect more evocative musical vignettes as Hope opens her battered suitcase of dreams to reveal unheard refrains and torrid tales from this uncharted chapter of her musical memoirs. Far from the glitz of her Vegas hometown, she explores the shadier side of her 'career' in the shadowy world of the Berlin demimonde. As ever you will hear toe tapping show stoppers and witty point numbers, smouldering torch songs and rousing sing-alongs as Hope accompanies herself on the ivories. Just behind the bus station there is a bar called Vaudelesque, a doorman known as Beryl, a lederhosen sporting squeezebox player named Hans Zoff and those 'Art Films' she still prays she destroyed every last copy of...