Preview: A Song Goes Round The World to open Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Following a successful run at St James’ Studio in 2016, A Song Goes Round The World will open at Upstairs at The Gatehouse.

From Russian cabaret artist Alexander Vertinsky to Edith Piaff, via the music of the Comedian Harmonists in the early 1930’s, Daniel Donskoy will perform German, Yiddish, French and Russian chansons, accompanied by Inga Davis-Rutter and her trio. Donskoy will be joined by a different guest each evening including Jackie Marks, Sarah Naudi, Monique Young.

Whilst Europe was fractured throughout big parts of the 20th century, chansons always spoke the language of the people from all corners of the continent. From life in the poor Parisian faubourgs to Yiddish theatre tales of loss and joy; Songs sung by Russian political prisoners of the Tsar to the wit of German Cabaret. This is an enchanting musical evening filled with Europe’s eternal melodies.

Daniel Donskoy said “In times of recent political upheaval and in times where we seem to be drifting apart culturally, this is a perfect opportunity to come together for an evening of European Music and forget about Trump & Brexit. These performances are a chance to bring Europe together, even if it is just for one evening.”

Daniel Donskoy’s recent theatre credits include Glass Menagerie (Nottingham Playhouse), Now This Is Not The End (Arcola Theatre) and Bad Jews (Arts Theatre, West End). His television credits include Detectorists, Victoria and Crossing The Border and the forthcoming Sankt Maik and for film his credits include Angst.

Inga Davis-Rutter is a Musical Director and pianist, recent M.D credits include Partners In Crime (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Children Of Eden, Spend Spend Spend,and Love Story (Union Theatre), Romance Romance (Landor Theatre) and You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre).
Jackie Marks theatre credits include Les Misérables (Queens Theatre), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) Joseph & his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre) and Evita (Dominion Theatre) and for film her credits include Les Misérables.

Sarah Naudi’s recent theatre credits include In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse and Kings Cross Theatre) and for film her credits include By The Sea and Visions of Murder.

Monique Young’s recent theatre credits include 42nd Street (Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris), Hairspray (UK Tour) and Top Hat (UK Tour).

A Song Goes Round The World will be Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 25 April and run until 30 April


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