1 August 2013
Broadway Enchanté, the show that wowed Paris from July 2012 to January 2013 comes to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Renowned French singer, Isabelle Georges, and her multi-talented four piece band (Frederik Steenbrink, Jérôme Sarfati, Édouard Pennes and David Grebil), returns to Edinburgh with her latest show directed by Jean-Luc Tardieu.
From Mary Poppins to West Side Story and Singin’ In The Rain to My Fair Lady, Georges takes her audience on a fantastic journey through the very heart of Broadway. Fans of classic musicals from composers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein and Berlin are in for an enchanting treat with an added little French je ne sais quoi.
With dizzying rhythm and gaiety, Isabelle Georges proves with virtuosity and originality that musical theatre is far more than a simple boy-meets-girl storyline: so much more than a simple pretext to sing and dance ‘cheek-to-cheek’.
Between a record-breaking version of Singin’ In The Rain, retracing the transition from silent movies to ‘talkies’ (in which the audience get a little more than they bargain for) and an irresistible Mary Poppins-like flight, discover the birth of a genre, originating from a melting pot of the music (Yiddish, Operetta, Blues, Jazz, Folk… ) of millions of immigrants singing their hopes of a better life.
Well known to French audiences for her leading roles in Barnum, Le Passe Muraille, Singin’ In The Rain and Titanic The Musical, Isabelle Georges previously performed at the 2005 Edinburg Fringe Festival with her show Judy And Me which led to a further 26 performances at the Harrogate Theatre.
In 2007, Isabelle performed Une étoile et moi and I Wish You Love at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival before returning to the Edinburg Fringe Festival with La French Touch. Her lastest show, Padam Padam ran for over 250 performances at three major Parisian theatres: La Bruyère, Les Mathurins and La Gaîté Montparnasse. She has toured internationally and recorded Maury Yeston’s December Songs for PS Classics at the Nola Studios in New York.
In 2011, Isabelle gave an additional 24 performances of Une étoile et moi at Paris’ Théâtre Antoine and performed at major venues around the world including the Concert Gebouw in Amsterdam, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and at the International Schleswig Holstein Festival. In 2012, she created Broadway Enchanté which ran for over 120 performances at Théâtre La Bruyère and Théâtre Déjazet, Paris.
“A dazzling and invigorating show!” Le Figaro
“The best antidepressant ever!” Le Monde
“Isabelle Georges’ incredible talent is a treat for the eyes and ears!” Le Parisien
“A French singer of terrific talent with great stage presence, every inch a vedette.” The Scotsman
“Cabaret performer Isabelle Georges is French, feline and fantastique.” Adelaide Theater Guide
“What talent and commanding stage presence! The complete performer with real depth and style!” One4Review
“Isabelle Georges and Frederik Steenbrink make a deft double act!” Sunday Mail
Venue: Assembly Hall • Venue 35 • The Mound
Dates: 1-26 August (not 12 & 22)
Time: 7:35 PM (70 mins)
Tickets: Preview Aug 1-2: £8 • 2-for-1 offer Aug 5-6: £14
Tickets: Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs: £12 • Fri, Sat & Sun: £14
Box office: 0131 623 3030 • assemblyfestival.com • edfringe.com