The Velvet Gentleman

Various People Inc in association with the 2012 Adelaide Cabaret Festival…

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The Velvet Gentleman

the odd story of Erik Satie (some of it is true)

An actor, a singer and a pianist journey into the curious world of eccentric French composer Erik Satie coaxing musings and music from his piano and paraphernalia. By turns humorous, surreal and deeply moving, the show is an affectionate tribute to one of the fathers of cabaret.

Music by Erik Satie | Text by Erik Satie & friends

Richard Chew: Le Maitre d’Musique
Graeme Rose: Le Maitre d’Hotel
Cheryl Pickering: La Chanteuse

Devised by Graeme Rose & Cheryl Pickering
Music Director: Richard Chew
Designer: Bec Francis
Production Manager: Emma O’Neill

…beauty in simplicity… met with rapturous applause… the sold out Artspace audience was enchanted…
Aussie Theatre – Rowan James

…charmed and engaged… faultless; truly beautiful… a moving performance… the production values were excellent…
InDaily – Rubina Carlson

Cheryl Pickering, the epitome of elegance, sings some of his best known songs… with immense grace.
The Advertiser – Ewart Shaw

‘The Velvet Gentleman Erik Satie’, ABC Radio National, The Music Show – June 16, 2012
‘Five things you don’t know about Erik Satie’, Limelight Magazine – June 13, 2012
‘It’s Cabaret, Darling’, East Torrens Messanger – April 5, 2012
ABC News Story – Friday, Februry 10, 2012

Audience Feedback:
… delightful… poignant … I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Diwani Oak

…enigmatic, elegant and such extraordinary music in between and accompanying [the] exquisite singing.
Pat Rix

This production was supported by Arts SA