Ink: Letters & Lyrics
Commissioned by Thanet Arts, Kent UK for the “Warming Words” programme 2011.
‘INK’ Letters and lyrics
Brigitte Baden-Rennie, Frances Knight and Andee Price
Brigitte Baden-Rennie, has recently been described as an Anglo/Australian version of Lotte
Lenya (the composer Kurt Weill’s muse and later wife who is world famous for her acting
through song). Brigitte delivers soulful, emotional and honest cabaret, with a voice that
wanders from conversational to a heart warming belt.
Brigitte eloquently delivers engrossing songs, that were made to be acted and performed.
She explains, “Cabaret isn’t just about getting up and singing the songs, it’s all in the linkage,
the overall performance and participation with the audience.”
In her recent Cabaret show as part of the Kent Cabaret Soiree at the Tom Thumb Theatre in
Margate, Brigitte uniquely demonstrated how important it is to develop intimacy with an
audience (ably assisted by flipcharts, strawberries, wine, apples and chocolates).
In her new cabaret ‘Ink’ letters and lyrics, especially researched and compiled for Warming
Words, she promises a 60 minute journey celebrating the written word, giving it new life,
through song and banter.
Many different sources have been explored. Letters by Spike Milligan, John Dowland, Pierre de
Laclose and the not so famous, all mixed together with songs you’d expect and many that
The cabaret will cover; yearnings and forgiveness, complaints and rejections,
disappointments and infidelities, enquiries and arguments. Also, some hidden agendas.
Brigitte is really looking forward to performing to an intimate audience at The Albion Hotel in
Broadstairs. She is accompanied on keyboard, by the brilliant Frances Knight and Andee Price