THE RISE AND FALL OF DEON VONNIGET
with James Lark (2002).
14, 21, 28 February and 7 March 2006
Seven Grammy awards. Five multi-platinum albums. Two nominations for the Smash Hits Poll Winners party.
Although he has achieved none of these things, with a musical career spanning five decades Deon Vonniget is, at the very least, a legend. Now, for one last time, this great man holds an audience with his public as he reviews his life and work. All will be revealed about his musical upbringing, his discovery of prog-rock via Beethoven, his ongoing feud with Wogan and his love affair with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
James Lark recreates the madness, the glory and the ultimate demise of a singer/songwriter laying waste to every musical genre ever created. From the desert island disc appearances to the enforced drag performances and the spectacular stage show, the story of Vonniget's life is a hilarious and bittersweet swansong to a career that never took off.
Featuring startlingly accurate reconstructions of an extravagant life in music, songs about death, women and dairy products, and more costume changes than a Kylie Minogue concert, it promises to be an unmissable experience.
An incredible journey - and a final curtain.
crucially precise timing ... socially inept
More at www.deonvonniget.com.
Tickets £5 (£4 concs)
Canal Café Theatre
Box Office: 020 7289 6054