The night to fall in love, again
Billed as a ‘‘dazzling evening of cabaret and glamour’’, Jennifer Ward-Lealand brings her show about screen legend Marlene Dietrich to Howick’s Uxbridge Theatre this Saturday night.
Known for her ‘‘bedroom eyes’’, the New York Times described Dietrich as a magnetic movie star and singer who became an international symbol of glamour and sex. Dietrich shot to international fame in the 1930s starring in Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express. She died in 1992 aged 90.
In Falling In Love Again, Ward-Lealand wears recreations of Dietrich’s gowns and brings the glamorous star back to life by singing highlights from her films, concerts and recordings. Songs include those by composers Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, Frederic Hollander, and Pete Seeger.
Devised and first performed by the celebrated New Zealand actress more than 10 years ago, Ward-Lealand says Falling In Love Again has been incredibly popular. ‘‘We love performing it and best of all people leave the theatre having had a great night out.’’ Past reviews say the ‘‘audience laughed, swayed and got moist in the eyes... Jennifer WardLealand’s performance was scintillating’’.
Ward-Lealand presents Falling In Love Again at Uxbridge Theatre on Saturday, September 9. For more information, phone 09 535 6467.
Jennifer Ward-Lealand wears recreations of Dietrich’s gowns in the show, at Howick’s Uxbridge Theatre this Saturday.