Vimala Rowe Billie Holiday
Hull Jazz Festival

Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall

  • Starring Vimala Rowe

Inspired by the legendary 1956 concerts at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, this words-and-music show gives a thrilling insight into this immortal jazz talent.

Rowe gives her unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from Billie’s extraordinary life story, with a stellar band led by pianist MD Alex Webb and featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Denys Baptiste (tenor & clarinet saxophone).

 The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine and Mellow) through her 1940s torch songs (My Man, I Cover the Waterfront) to her classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings the Blues – and, of course, the chilling Strange Fruit.

Dates
Sat 13 November
Venue
The Heron, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£22.50
Students and Under­ 26s (proof required) £6
Buy Tickets

Inspired by the legendary 1956 concerts at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues, this words-and-music show gives a thrilling insight into this immortal jazz talent.

Rowe gives her unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from Billie’s extraordinary life story, with a stellar band led by pianist MD Alex Webb and featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet) and Denys Baptiste (tenor & clarinet saxophone).

 The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine and Mellow) through her 1940s torch songs (My Man, I Cover the Waterfront) to her classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings the Blues – and, of course, the chilling Strange Fruit.

Event Details

Livestream

If you would prefer to watch this show from home you can purchase a livestream ticket by CLICKING HERE.

Audio Flyer
Audio Flyer for all Hull Jazz Festival events

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 

3 Shows for the Price of 2

See any 3 live, in person shows at Hull Truck Theatre for the price of 2 (book 3 shows in advance at the same time and get the cheapest free. Does not include film screening of Get Carter)

Please note that the above offer isn’t available online and can only be booked via the Hull Truck Theatre Box Office on 01482 323638 or in person.

Saturday Saver

See all four Saturday shows at Hull Truck Theatre for £36 (Students & Under 26s with proof, £12). 

This offer is available online, simply add a ticket for each Saturday show to your basket and change the ticket type as required.

Vimala Rowe is sensational, the closing number, Strange Fruit, is delivered with eye-moistening poignancy The Arts Desk

Buy Tickets

Sat 13 November
8:30PM

Join our Mailing List

Signup to receive information about events, special offers, activities and how you can support us

You've joined our mailing list. Thank you!

Sorry, there has been an issue in subscribing to the Hull Truck Theatre Newsletter

Required Required Required