Shane Bosher

Delicious Oblivion

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In times like this what we need is music.

Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Shane Bosher and Robin Kelly are joining forces for DELICIOUS OBLIVION, exploring the biting musical experience of Kurt Weill and his contemporaries in a wild rejig of the Berlin cabaret songbook. We're super excited to be sharing this new production with audiences as part of Auckland Live Cabaret Season this June.

The songs themselves are everything: dissonantly lyrical, bracingly literate, sardonic, sophisticated, gloriously profane. They are stories of broken love, blurred gender, brazen sexuality, corruption and trauma; provocative missives to those who perniciously hold on to power. And they could have been written yesterday.

Backed by a band of kickass musos and blistering new arrangements, we want these songs to walk the line between 1929 and 2019, flipping the bird to the 1%. Given full theatrical treatment, songs such as MACK THE KNIFE to SURABAYA JOHNNY will expose the hypocrisy of politics and the art of the possible.

Staging music theatre costs a pretty penny. As independent artists, we're putting our time and energy on the line for something we feel really passionate about. We're thrilled to have the development support of Auckland Live for this premiere production, but want to build a show that not only charms the pants off audiences locally, but tours Aotearoa. Your support will help us add a vital fifth musician to the lineup and contribute to top-shelf design from Elizabeth Whiting.

Provoke your spirit with the voice of the underground.
Boost us and let the music live.

"…the lust and anarchy of German cabaret will live forever…"
UTE LEMPER

Performer: JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND
Director: SHANE BOSHER
Musical Director: ROBIN KELLY
Designer: ELIZABETH WHITING

WINTERGARDEN, THE CIVIC
June 11-15 as part of Auckland Live Cabaret Season
aucklandlive.co.nz/show/alcs19-delicious-oblivion