"..nothing less than revelatory" The Australian
“She is sensational. 5 Stars.” The Times UK
Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow’s unique brand of ‘kamikaze cabaret’ and performance art exotica has hypnotised, inspired and terrified audiences globally. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song ‘drags cabaret kicking and screaming into the 21st century’ (Time Out NY), with trail-blazing sell-out seasons from New York’s Lincoln Center and Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s Apollo Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Named ‘cabaret diva of the highest order’ (New York Post), ‘SENSATIONAL’ (The Times UK), One of the Top Performers of the Year by The New Yorker, ‘The Queen of Chanson’ by the Berliner Zeitung and ‘a Phenomenon’ by the Australian press, multi-award winning Meow’s solo works have been curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch and Mikhail Baryshnikov amongst others, and she has created original works for numerous international arts festivals and venues from Shanghai to Wroclaw as well as performing everything from Schubert and Schumann with orchestra to touring with punk outfit Amanda Palmer and The Dresden Dolls.
Meow starred recently on London’s West End in Kneehigh Theatre and Michel Legrand’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and in her own solo concerts at the legendary Apollo Theatre. She had a sensational extended season of the Malthouse Theatre/Sydney Festival commissioned Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre and performed Cocteau’s piece for Piaf, Le Bel Indifférent, for the Greenwich Music Festival U.S. She has won numerous Green Room Awards, Helpmann Theatre Awards, Sydney Theatre Critics, the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award amongst others. She is also a regular guest in the Olivier Award winning La Clique and La Soirée on the West End and off-Broadway, and with the Weimar NY collective in NYC. She opened La Soirée's award-winning sensational season in New York at the Union Square Theatre.
In 2013 Meow had her London Philharmonic debut under Maestro Jurowski as Jenny in Brecht/Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper in Paris Théatre des Champs-Élysées and London Royal Festival Hall. She has joined the London Philharmonic again for further UK performances. She most recently sold out her Lincoln Center American Song Book Series concert and toured the concert halls of Australia with Barry Humphries and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a programme of lost and re-found works from Weimar Germany in the 1920′s. With collaborator Pink Martini’s Thomas M Lauderdale she appeared with the Oregon Symphony and has written and recorded the album Here Kitty Kitty …The lost sessions, due for release in 2015. Meow’s albums Vamp and Songs from a Little Match Girl, co-written with long-time collaborator and composer Iain Grandage are available on iTunes, along with recordings for intrepid composer and MD Lance Horne on his First Things Last album. She appears on Pink Martini’s latest album Get Happy (released September 2013) and opens Amanda Palmer's album Theatre is Evil with the Grand Theft Orchestra.
In 2014 she has performed with the L.A Philharmonic in Andriessen's De Materie under the baton of Reinbert de Leeuw (April 2014) and for Pina Bausch Company with their Fest für Pina 40 (May 2014). She had an extended solo season in London with the award-winning "Feline Intimate" at the Southbank Centre Wonderground May/June 2014 and in the US launches Berkeley Rep's 2014 season with her new theatre work AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW, directed by Kneehigh's Emma Rice in September - October 2014. She returned to rave reviews in London for a spectacular Christmas season with Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born at Southbank Centre's glorious Purcell Room.
In 2015 she has opened Club Swizzle at the Sydney Opera House playing for some months, performed for PS 122 NYC's gala, launched ArtsEmerson Boston's 2015/16 season, hosted Barry Humphries' Adelaide Cabaret Festival Gala and created "His Master's Choice" - a programme of Weimar works for the festival with collaborator composer Iain Grandage and multi-instrumentalist Dan Witton. She featured on the BBC ONE in John Bishop's Variety Show and had her NY POPS debut with Pink Martini at Forest Hills Stadium in August.
Upcoming: An Audience with Meow Meow season at the BOSTON CUTLER MAJESTIC, Festival of Voices in Tasmania, the Tognetti's Maribor Festival Slovenia and Seven Deadly Sins (Die Sieben Todsünden) - Brecht/Weill with Orchestra Victoria and Opera Victoria at Hamer Hall, concerts with Oregon Symphony, ongoing collaborations with Pink Martini, and Barry Humphries and The Australian Chamber Orchestra in their programme of lost and banned Weimar works.
last updated JUNE 2015