Eliza von Poppins flies into Brighton to help you become practically perfect in every way!
“A Practically Perfect Guide to Living” brings together show tunes and self-help in a Julie Andrews inspired life coaching workshop. Your singing host, Eliza von Poppins invites you to visualise your dreams (“Wouldn’t it be loverly?”), practise gratitude by singing about your Favourite Things, and learn Julie’s mantras: “Find the fun, and snap, the job’s a game!”.
Your steps to perfection are as simple as “Do-Re-Mi” until Eliza’s pesky parrot umbrella starts causing havoc. Is Ms. von Poppins really who she says she is? And…how do you solve a problem like self-loathing?!
“If you’re looking for some self-help and positivity in your life, look no further than to this cabaret gem” *****(West End Wilma) (review of What Would Julie Do? Live at The Pheasantry)
Founder of London’s critically acclaimed What Would Julie Do? cabaret series, Rosie Williamson brings her debut solo show to Brighton Fringe for just 5 performances. You can catch her over the late May Bank Holiday weekend from 23-27 May 2019 at The Warren. Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest open-access multi art-form fringe festivals in the world. Brighton is the UK’s most popular seaside tourist destination and a hub of creativity and innovation with a unique heritage, in other words: a practically perfect place to spend the long weekend!
More info: www.brightonfringe.org
Brighton Fringe 2019: Thursday 2 May – Sunday 2 June 2019
“The re-worked songs are hilarious but always respectful of their origins… a joyous evening full of laughter, tears and a reminder to look after yourself and each other.”****Stuart James, theatre blogger
Eliza von Poppins presents…A Practically Perfect Guide to Living had its first work in progress showing as part of the John Thaw Initiative Mental Health Seasonat The Actors Centre, London, in 2018. This semi-autobiographical piece explores grief, perfectionism and how finding a guru might help you find your dream. Much loved Julie Andrews show tunes are lauded and subverted in Rosie Williamson’s popular rewrites (first performed at the sell-out What Would Julie Do?Live!series), with charming musical arrangements by West End Musical Director, Matthew Samer (Associate MD Fiddler on the Roof, Assistant MD Sweet Charity) and direction from emerging talent, Courtney Larkin (Finborough Theatre, Old Red Lion). Emma Fraser joins the production as Musical Director in Brighton.
Rosie Williamson says:
“I’m excited for Eliza von Poppins to be having her first outing at Brighton Fringe…look out for her roaming the Lanes with a not so magical carpet bag and best pal: a life-sized cardboard cut-out of Julie Andrews!”