BIJOU in Melbourne 2016 and beyond

BIJOU had two seasons in Melbourne in 2016, one in June at La Mama Courthouse Theatre and the other in November at The Butterfly Club. Both had good reviews, good audience feedback.

The show also had its Sydney season in August, same thing, good reviews and audience feedback.

What’s next? We’ll let you know.

 

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BIJOU hits SYDNEY in 2016!

Sydney season of BIJOU is at The Depot Theatre 142 Addison Road Marrickville.

DATES: 17 To 27 August 2016, Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm

PLACE: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Featuring Chrissie Shaw as Bijou, Alan Hicks as the Bar Pianist

Directed by Susan Pilbeam, set design Imogen Keen, costumes Victoria Worley, original lighting design Gillian Schwab, choreography Liz Lea, musical direction Alan Hicks and Chrissie Shaw.

Tickets $32 / conc and groups 10+ $27 / Preview, Cheap Wednesdays and Students $22 Bookings: http://www.thedepottheatre.com

A SPECIAL FEATURE: ON WED AUGUST 24 THERE WILL BE AN AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) INTERPRETER AT THE SHOW, FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS.

COOMA LITTLE THEATRE hosts BIJOU July 16 2016

THIS AWARD-WINNING SHOW VISITS COOMA ON SATURDAY JULY 16, 7.30pm, BEFORE HEADING TO SYDNEY IN AUGUST. DON’T LET IT SLIP BY!!

Come and join Madame Bijou and her bar pianist Alain, in the ‘bar de bonnehomme de neige’ translated as The Snowman Bar, within the walls of the cosy Cooma Little Theatre! Bijou will spin a colourful tale and Alain will play some divine music.

You’re transported to a café-bar in Paris 1933. A wine, a chat; the music plays… there’s a new face in the crowd. A ravaged figure enters, dressed in faded finery and fake pearls and the evening takes an unexpected turn. ‘Bijou’, former Queen of the Demi-Monde, unleashes a cascade of intimate, colourful memories, taking us backwards in time to the shadows of her youth.

Bijou survives a hard world by constantly reinventing herself. A young ingénue on the stage of the Paris Varietees, a high-class Courtesan, the hard-bitten Madame of a highly imaginative house of joy, a vulnerable child at the mercy of the adults around her, Bijou emerges triumphant after taking us on a rollicking journey.

This sumptuous, funny, poignant cabaret peeps into the private, sensual world of a riveting Parisienne d’un certain age. Music of Satie, Weill, Hollander, Bruant and others, accompanies her stories and songs.

Chrissie Shaw, award-winning theatre veteran, is a Canberra-based performing artist and writer. She has produced eight of her own shows, winning Critics’ Circle and Greenroom Awards, has visited Cooma Little Theatre with Women On A Shoestring’s “At the Cossroads” and Cooma Library with her children’s shows “Gran’s Bag” and “Flotsam and Jetsam”. “Bijou” is her latest work, which had two successful seasons at The Street Theatre in Canberra, and has toured to regional NSW, Sydney and most recently a very successful season in Melbourne’s La Mama Courthouse Theatre.

Chrissie is joined by leading accompanist Alan Hicks as the long-suffering bar pianist. Alan is a pianist and vocal coach, currently at the Opera Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and Director of the University of Canberra Chorale. He appears regularly with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian Flute Festival, and has accompanied national and international singers and instrumentalists. Alan received a Canberra Critics’ Circle Award in 2014 for his contribution to the musical life of the ACT and region.

DETAILS:

Date: Saturday July 16

Time: 7.30 pm. Duration of show: 90 minutes with 15 minute interval

Venue: Cooma Little Theatre Monaro Avenue COOMA

Ticket prices: Full price $28. Concession $22.

Bookings: www.clt.org.au OR Cooma Visitor Information Centre

Contact: chrissieshaw@apex.net.au   Mobile: 0407 079 748

BIG BIJOU NEWS

BIG BIJOU NEWS.

SHOW AND BOOKING DETAILS NORTHERN TOUR BIJOU MAY 2015

QUIRINDI: Royal Theatre Quirindi 117 Henry Street Quirindi 2343

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 14th at 7.00pm

Tickets : $30 adults, $20 Under 18

Bookings: www.quirindiroyaltheatre.com/bijou or at Shoppe Two Ten Quirindi

Angus Fraser 02 6746 1755 or 0422 154 512.

Email: angus.fraser@lpsc.nsw.gov.au

BARRABA: Playhouse Hotel Queen Street Barraba

Dates and Showtimes: Friday May 15th at 7.45 and Sunday May 17th at 2.30pm

Tickets : $25 full, $20 concession. Enquire re meal before each show. Bookings: Phone 02 6782 1109

URALLA: McCrossins Mill 24-28 Salisbury Street Uralla

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 16th at 7.30pm, Tickets: $25 and $20 concession. Bookings: Trybookings. Contact:  http://www.trybooking.com/HNYO   or http://www.trybooking.com/132458

YAMBA: Yamba Golf Club  River Street Yamba

Date and Showtime: Wednesday May 20 at

Bookings: Tickets $20 adults $10 students. Bookings: Dom Ferry, 02 6626 1457 or dom@zip.com.au

SAWTELL: Golf Club Sawtell. Bayldon Road.

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 21 Dinner at 6, showtime at 7.30pm

Bookings: Tickets $55 dinner and show. Pop Up Gallery Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre, Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 2pm

Enquire about show only tickets to dqcoffs@hotmail.com OR phone 0405 763 939.

WAUCHOPE: Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Oxley Lane adj to Bain Park.

Date and Showtime: Friday May 22nd at 7.00pm.

Bookings: Tickets $25, $20 Members Wauchope Arts Council. Bookings: Krissa Wilkinson: krissa@bigpond.net.au or phone 0429 854 733

BOWRAVILLE: Bowraville Theatre

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 23rd at 7.00pm

Bookings: Tickets $25 adult, $20 concession. Book at Halloworld Travel Agency, Nambucca heads, Harriet’s Del, Macksville, at the Bowraville Theatre, and online thr

SHOW AND BOOKING DETAILS NORTHERN TOUR BIJOU MAY 2015

QUIRINDI: Royal Theatre Quirindi 117 Henry Street Quirindi 2343

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 14th at 7.30pm

Bookings: for details phone Angus Fraser 02 6746 1755 or 0422 154 512. Email: angus.fraser@lpsc.nsw.gov.au

BARRABA: Playhouse Hotel Queen Street Barraba

Dates and Showtimes: Friday May 15th at 7.45 and Sunday May 17th at 2.30pm

Tickets : $25 full, $20 concession. Enquire re meal before each show. Bookings: Phone 02 6782 1109

URALLA: McCrossins Mill 24-28 Salisbury Street Uralla

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 16th at 7.30pm, Tickets: $25 and $20 concession. Bookings: Trybookings. Contact:   http://www.trybooking.com/HNYO   or http://www.trybooking.com/132458

YAMBA: Yamba Golf Club  River Street Yamba

Date and Showtime: Wednesday May 20 at

Bookings: Tickets $20 adults $10 students. Bookings: Dom Ferry, 02 6626 1457 or dom@zip.com.au

SAWTELL: Golf Club Sawtell. Bayldon Road.

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 21 Dinner at 6, showtime at 7.30pm

Bookings: Tickets $55 dinner and show. Pop Up Gallery Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre, Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 2pm

Enquire about show only tickets to dqcoffs@hotmail.com OR phone 0405 763 939.

WAUCHOPE: Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Oxley Lane adj to Bain Park.

Date and Showtime: Friday May 22nd at 7.00pm.

Bookings: Tickets $25, $20 Members Wauchope Arts Council. Bookings: Krissa Wilkinson: krissa@bigpond.net.au or phone 0429 854 733

BOWRAVILLE: Bowraville Theatre

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 23rd at 7.00pm

Bookings: Tickets $25 adult, $20 concession. Book at Halloworld Travel Agency, Nambucca heads, Harriet’s

Bijou tours Northern NSW in May 2015

SHOW AND BOOKING DETAILS NORTHERN TOUR BIJOU MAY 2015

QUIRINDI: Royal Theatre Quirindi 117 Henry Street Quirindi 2343

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 14th at 7.30pm

Bookings: for details phone Angus Fraser 02 6746 1755 or 0422 154 512. Email: angus.fraser@lpsc.nsw.gov.au

 

BARRABA: Playhouse Hotel Queen Street Barraba

Dates and Showtimes: Friday May 15th at 7.45 and Sunday May 17th at 2.30pm

Tickets : $25 full, $20 concession. Enquire re meal before each show. Bookings: Phone 02 6782 1109

 

URALLA: McCrossins Mill 24-28 Salisbury Street Uralla

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 16th at 7.30pm, Tickets: $25 and $20 concession. Bookings: Trybookings. Contact:  http://www.trybooking.com/HNYO   or http://www.trybooking.com/132458

 

YAMBA: Yamba Golf Club  River Street Yamba

Date and Showtime: Wednesday May 20 at

Bookings: Tickets $20 adults $10 students. Bookings: Dom Ferry, 02 6626 1457 or dom@zip.com.au

 

SAWTELL: Golf Club Sawtell. Bayldon Road.

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 21 Dinner at 6, showtime at 7.30pm

Bookings: Tickets $55 dinner and show. Pop Up Gallery Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre, Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 2pm

Enquire about show only tickets to dqcoffs@hotmail.com OR phone 0405 763 939.

 

WAUCHOPE: Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Oxley Lane adj to Bain Park.

Date and Showtime: Friday May 22nd at 7.00pm.

Bookings: Tickets $25, $20 Members Wauchope Arts Council. Bookings: Krissa Wilkinson: krissa@bigpond.net.au or phone 0429 854 733

 

BOWRAVILLE: Bowraville Theatre

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 23rd at 7.00pm

Bookings: Tickets $25 adult, $20 concession. Book at Halloworld Travel Agency, Nambucca heads, Harriet’s Del, Macksville, at the Bowraville Theatre, and online thr

SHOW AND BOOKING DETAILS NORTHERN TOUR BIJOU MAY 2015

QUIRINDI: Royal Theatre Quirindi 117 Henry Street Quirindi 2343

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 14th at 7.30pm

Bookings: for details phone Angus Fraser 02 6746 1755 or 0422 154 512. Email: angus.fraser@lpsc.nsw.gov.au

 

BARRABA: Playhouse Hotel Queen Street Barraba

Dates and Showtimes: Friday May 15th at 7.45 and Sunday May 17th at 2.30pm

Tickets : $25 full, $20 concession. Enquire re meal before each show. Bookings: Phone 02 6782 1109

 

URALLA: McCrossins Mill 24-28 Salisbury Street Uralla

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 16th at 7.30pm, Tickets: $25 and $20 concession. Bookings: Trybookings. Contact:   http://www.trybooking.com/HNYO   or http://www.trybooking.com/132458

 

YAMBA: Yamba Golf Club  River Street Yamba

Date and Showtime: Wednesday May 20 at

Bookings: Tickets $20 adults $10 students. Bookings: Dom Ferry, 02 6626 1457 or dom@zip.com.au

 

SAWTELL: Golf Club Sawtell. Bayldon Road.

Date and Showtime: Thursday May 21 Dinner at 6, showtime at 7.30pm

Bookings: Tickets $55 dinner and show. Pop Up Gallery Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre, Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 2pm

Enquire about show only tickets to dqcoffs@hotmail.com OR phone 0405 763 939.

 

WAUCHOPE: Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Oxley Lane adj to Bain Park.

Date and Showtime: Friday May 22nd at 7.00pm.

Bookings: Tickets $25, $20 Members Wauchope Arts Council. Bookings: Krissa Wilkinson: krissa@bigpond.net.au or phone 0429 854 733

 

BOWRAVILLE: Bowraville Theatre

Date and Showtime: Saturday May 23rd at 7.00pm

Bookings: Tickets $25 adult, $20 concession. Book at Halloworld Travel Agency, Nambucca heads, Harriet’s Del, Macksville, at the Bowraville Theatre, and online through tickethost.com.au

Songs of Bijou at Belconnen Arts Centre

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SmallShows in association with Belconnen Arts Centre presents

THE SONGS OF BIJOU  with Chrissie Shaw and Alan Hicks

Picture yourself in a Parisian Bar in 1933, as Chrissie Shaw and Alan Hicks present a magical selection of French and German Cabaret songs, from 1870 to 1930. These songs are from the award-winning BIJOU – A CABARET OF SECRETS AND SEDUCTION which premiered in 2013 at The Street Theatre.

Saturday May 3rd      7.00pm and 9.00pm

Belconnen Arts Centre 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT

Dine before or after the show at one of the restaurants nearby!

 $30 and $25 conc + booking fee

Booking details: www.belconnenartscentre.com.au/

Phone: 02 6173 3300

info@belconnenartscentre.com.au

 

Awards for BIJOU

Great news, that Chrissie has received two awards for BIJOU. The Canberra Critics Circle have awarded Chrissie a 2013 Critics Circle Award ‘For the excellence and bravery of her writing and performing in BIJOU, a powerful cabaret-style piece about a woman of Paris’.

The other award is from the ACT branch of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance: Equity ACT Green Room Award for Professional Performer of the Year 2013, ‘for her creative tenacity in consistently producing imaginative work for herself and her peers, culminating this year in writing and performing in the wonderful ‘Madame Bijou’ at The Street Theatre’.

Wonderful to receive these awards, and also great to know that professional artists in the ACT are acknowledged in this way. Thanks to the two organisations!

 

Bijou discovers the BLOG

Mes amis! Bijou will return to Canberra and tell her tales, sing her songs at Le Bar de la Rue, Street Theatre in Childers Street Canberra. For the people who missed out last time, here is your chance to meet Bijou as she regales you with her life story, sings her joy and sorrow, and introduces you to the wonderful bar pianist Alain.

Details:

VENUE: Street 2, The Street Theatre , Childers Street ACTON.
SEASON: September 16 to September 20, 6 shows only. Wed 16 –Sat 19 @ 7.30pm. Sat 19 @ 2pm, Sun 20 @ 4pm.
TICKETS:Standard: $35 Concession: $25 Group 4+: $30
BOOKINGS:02 6247 1223 or http://www.thestreet.org.au