Partners in Crime
Partners in Crime wades through the underbelly of relationships with a wide eyed curiosity.
“Partners in Crime is a comical, sexy, infectious examination of love and it’s complications. An eclectic mix of true stories, bizarre couplings and songs to match from writers such as Cy Coleman, Neil Hannon and Jacques Brel.
Brigitte’s unpretentious style, raw honesty and earthy vocals makes her a true five star cabaret performer.”
Historical and contemporary stories from Australia together with a bit of empirically proven chemistry and philosophical musings = true narrative cabaret.
Originally directed by Laura Hamilton and written by Brigitte Baden-Rennie & Laura Hamilton. Big thank you to Tim Smith for his vocal guidance.
Script amendment by Brigitte Baden-Rennie.
“Baden-Rennie’s extensive vocal range slides effortlessly between songs as she acts out each number, from the dramatic to the drunken”
(Rod Lewis, Glam Adelaide)
“Partners in Crime” has changed since it’s first performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide & London in 2011 & 12. That is just one of the many pluses to writing your own cabaret show. New ideas spring up, a better song is found or a new story is discovered and begs to be told. In this respect, the show grows with you and is kept alive.
Vox pops from Melbourne performance here.
Video clip One
This is my version of “Ode to Billy Joe” at the Kent Cabaret Soiree 2011 (the first pilot festival that was to become The Mosaic Cat) with Andee Price on double bass and Frances Knight on keyboards and accordion. This song wasn’t in the original line up when I launched the show in 2010 and I’m so happy to have re-discovered it.
Thank you, Bobbie Gentry
Video Clip Two
This is a 5 minute excerpt from the performances at La Boheme in Adelaide. I was thrilled to be able have the talents of both Chris Martin and David McEvoy on piano during the season and also the very talented and lovely Jenna Bonnavita on double bass.I would also like to thank Kerry Reid for her contribution to tweaking of what is now version 11 of the show. Chocolates, strawberries, red wine and a bare footed performer in a slip are all due to her!