Far West Theatre is delighted to bring their much-acclaimed celebration of Jacques Brel to London for its premiere in September 2018. The seminal musical biography of the great Belgian writer and performer incorporates his world-famous songs, interspersed with his philosophy on love and life with his story narrated through the words of his daughter, France. The first show of its kind to be approved by Editions Jacques Brel (currently headed by his beloved daughter) the show promises to leave its audience with the renewed love for Belgium’s favourite son.
Born in 1929, Jacques became the most successful chansonnier of his generation, performing to packed-out audiences around the globe. He would later be a major influence on artists such as Rod McKuen, David Bowie, Scott Walker and continues to be an influence on performers to this day. The show covers his colourful, controversial yet compelling life story and includes well-known Brel classics and hidden gems, some in the original French, others newly translated and all within a cabaret atmosphere.
More info: www.farwesttheatre.co.uk