Composer and Musical Director D’Arrietta Brings His Celebration of Leonard Cohen to Leicester
Returning to the UK by popular demand, following acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe seasons in 2016 and 2017, and a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House, My Leonard Cohen visits Haymarket Theatre Leicester, as part of a tour of the UK this June.
Driven by D’Arrietta’s raw vocal style, these are arresting and imaginative interpretations of the great singer-songwriter’s most powerful works, performed by world-class musicians. Fans of D’Arrietta won’t want to miss the rare opportunity to catch the multi award winning Australian performer, composer and musical director in the UK.
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The classic Tower of Song, sensual I’m Your Man, and anthemic Hallelujah are just a few of the 18 Cohen favourites given the D’Arrietta treatment, alongside the heartrending In My Secret Life, kaleidoscopic Closing Time and menacing The Future. Poetic anecdotes, punctuated with D’Arrietta’s trademark laconic humour, offer a narrative frame by which the audience can contemplate the life of one of the world’s most enigmatic songwriters. This is Cohen’s music as you’ve never heard it before.
Over the last two decades, D’Arrietta has enjoyed rave reviews and performed internationally, including at Montreal Jazz Festival, The Riverside Theatre London, EX Theatre Toyko and The Soho Playhouse New York. Credits include Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, Belly of a Drunken Piano, Feeling Randy, Satango and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress. The World Premiere of his new show Belly of a Drunken Piano (featuring music by Tom Waits, Ian Dury, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman, among others) at the Adelaide Fringe Festival earlier this year received several reviews, all of which awarded five stars.