LIFE IS FOR LIVING returns to Brasserie Zedel
Following a sell-out New York season, Simon Green and David Shrubsole return to Crazy Coqs with their unique theatrical conversation with Noel Coward. Coward's own inimitable words and music are interwoven with gems from Ivor Novello, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, the wisdom of Maya Angelou and new musical settings of Coward's verse. A truly original insight into how "The Master" can speak to us today. Click here for more information or to book tickets.
"(Green's) phrasing has the lightness and drollery, and the occasional bite, that's ideal for Coward… delivered with the driest of wit… irresistibly funny" - Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"(Life is for Living) has the capacity to change audience members' often stated views of the masterful British entertainer as 'destiny's tot'… it may only be 75 minutes in length, but it's appreciably more in breadth and depth. Destiny's tot himself would be grateful for the cleverly presented perceptions" - David Finkle, Huffington Post
"Shrubsole's musical direction is superb. His composition Everyday A Little More Like Me is memorable and infuses Coward's good-natured twitting of his own self-importance. The compositions are Sondheim-like, as in his music to Coward's Honeymoon 1905 and Do I Believe? The first resonates poignantly in Green's measured, lovely interpretation; the second mirrors a condition that many will appreciate and identify with" - Carole di Tosti. BC
"Shrubsole's own lilting music and lyrics are woven seamlessly into the program" - Simon Saltzman, Curtain Up
"The material created and compiled by Shrubsole and Green is droll, penetrating, wise and vastly entertaining" - Victor Gluck, Theater Scene