MIKELANGELO AND THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN: DEAD MEN TELL A THOUSAND TALES
at TSB Bank Mainstage, Nelson
From 21 Oct 2012 to 22 Oct 2012
Reviewed by: Ruth Allison;
Dripping with romance, adventure and desire…
Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales is a collection of darkly humorous, highly emotive songs and stories exploring death as a vital and essential celebration of life.
With the charming crooner Mikelangelo at their helm, the Black Sea Gentlemen plunge headlong into a netherworld of intrigue and imagination. Swoon to the tune of Rufino the Catalan Casanova, thrill to the tale of The Great Muldavio, witness Guido Libido – master of a thousand faces, and delight in Little Ivan the song and dance man.
Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales is a deliciously macabre ‘Kabaret Noir' with breathtakingly beautiful theatrical vision. Through songs, stories and theatrical vignettes, a fantastical world is mapped out and populated with a cast of gargoyles and demons, angels and crows, doomed sailors and spectral gunfighters, whistling soldiers and dancing skeletons.
This amazing musical adventure has entertained and beguiled audiences and critics, playing major arts festivals and theatres worldwide, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Opera House and London's West End.
‘The energy and humour that drives the performance is highly infectious and constantly amusing, but beyond that Mikelangelo and his black-clad gents are seriously superb musicians'. – The List
TSB Bank Mainstage
Sun 21 Oct 8.30pm, Mon 22 Oct 7:30pm
80 minutes, no interval
GA seating:Early Bird$44 • Full $48
Plus service fee
Everyman Records, 03 548 3083 or book online here