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Jessica Walker has enjoyed a successful career in both opera and cross-over repertoire, in Britain and internationally. Recent engagements include Gloria in Weill’s One Touch of Venus at Opera North and Peep Bo in the Mikado for Reis Opera, Netherlands. 

Neil Bartlett is a theatre director and writer. From 1994-2005 he was Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith in London; since leaving the Lyric his work has included large-scale projects for the RSC ( Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet) as well as the award-winning The Pianist with Mikhail Rudy and Peter Guiness and the world premiere of Everybody Loves A Winner, both for the Manchester International Festival.

Girl I Left Behind Me, The
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Girl I Left Behind Me, The

Jessica Walker & Neil Bartlett
 
A cool and contemporary look at one of the most intriguing aspects of musical theatre – just what is it that makes a woman in trousers so appealing? Accompanied by a piano, mezzo-soprano Jessica Walker dons a few well-chosen items of male attire, giving a supremely well-sung performance that conjures up an entire world, from the swaggering cross-dressers of the Victorian Music Hall to the ambiguous boy-heroes of Mozart and Strauss, to the back-room bull-dykes of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Girl I Left Behind Me is a provocative, flirtatious, personal one-woman guide which deliciously recalls a forgotten chapter of female performance.




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Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-197-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB