The company of If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me in rehearsal at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.
Jane Horrocks stars in the world premiere of If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me, an extraordinary new show with the energy of the best night out you ever had.
Part gig, part dance piece, Jane sings her own gritty and soulful versions of the new wave music she grew up with in the Northwest featuring songs by Joy Division, The Human League, Gang of Four, OMD, Cabaret Voltaire, The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Throbbing Gristle, Soft Cell, The Smiths, Morrissey and New Order.
Featuring gorgeously evocative choreography from Aletta Collins, a company of brilliant dancers and a fabulous live band (Fabienne Débarre, Kipper, Mark Neary and Rat Scabies) playing an unforgettable soundtrack. Meet the cast of this exciting new production.
For the Young Vic: Pictures From an Exhibition, Daniel Krammer/Frauke Requardt.
Theatre credits include: Sleep No More (associate choreographer and originator of the Male Witch), The Drowned Man (associate choreographer and originator of Frankie Gardener), The Masque of the Red Death, Faust and The Dutchess of Malfi (Punchdrunk); The Revengers Tragedy, War Horse, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre); Cocteau Voices (Royal Opera House).
Other Credits include Jammy Dodgers – Frauke Requardt. Park – Jasmin Vardimon. Rusulka – Glyndebourne/Still. For The Mckittrick Hotel – Creative director of Special events.
Daniel studied at Rambert. He has performed in works by directors, choreographers and companies which include Aletta Collins, Itzik Galili, Joanna Fong, Nigel Charnock, Jonathan Lunn, Carolyn Choa, Andonis Foniadakis, Fiona Shaw, Hubert Essakow, Kim Brandstrup, Deborah Warner, John Cameron Mitchell, Wayne McGregor, Robert Binet, Garry Clarke, Phyllida Lloyd, Stijn Celis, Robert Cohan, Lea Anderson, Rambert Dance Company, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, The National Theatre, ROH, The New Vic, ENB, Duckie, ENO, Lyon Opera, NDCWales, Live Arts New York, Brooklyn Academy, Salzburg Festspiele.
As a creator Daniel has performed through the UK and Europe to critical acclaim as a soloist and choreographer. Daniel co-formed the collective Impermanence Dance Theatre and the cabaret duo Thick&Tight. Daniel is an award winning filmmaker presenting his work on in Operas, Galleries and on YouTube.
Previous Young Vic includes: Annie Get Your Gun and The Good Soul of Szechuan.
Other theatre includes: East is East (Trafalgar Studios & tour); Aunt Dan and Lemon, Road (Royal Court); Absurd Person Singular (Garrick); Sweet Panic (Duke of York’s); Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse/West End), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (National Theatre/Aldwych) and Valued Friends (Hampstead).
Film credits include: Ab Fab The Movie, Sunshine on Leith, Corpse Bride, Chicken Run, Little Voice, Life is Sweet, Memphis Belle, The Witches and The Dressmaker.
Television credits include: Trollied (Series 1-3, Christmas Specials 2013, 2015), The Road to Coronation Street, Gracie!, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, The Street, Mirrorball, Absolutely Fabulous, Never Mind the Horrocks, Bad Girl and Road.
Lorena Randi is a dancer and choreographer
Choreography includes: Into The Woods, Sunday in the park with George, Sweeney Todd (Theatre de Chatelet, Paris); Sweeney Todd, San Fransisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera 2015; an ongoing project with Martin Creed Work 1020 performances include the Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Kitchen (New York) Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago); The Queen of Spades (English National Opera 2015); work with Hetain Patel including American boy (Lilian Baylis Theatre) and Let’s talk about Dis (commission for Candoco).
Dance includes: Mark Morris’ Nixon in China; Aletta Collins’ Cocteau Voices, Magical Night (Linbury Theatre); a solo for Scott Walker’s show at the Barbican; Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre 2006-2010 Giselle, James Son of James, The Rite of Spring; Michael Clark Company 1998-2006 CurrentSee, Before and After:The Fall, Oh my Goddess, Would.Should.Could.Be, Alexander McQueen Fashion Show (Paris). She also danced Foie Gras a duet with choreographer Adam Linder which was awarded The Place Prize (2008).
Dance training: The Juilliard School
Professional dance companies include: Nederlands Dans Theatre; Frankfurt Ballet; Lyon Opera Ballet
Drama training: RADA
Theatre includes: The Drunken City (19thStreet Productions); In the Jungle of Cities (Arcola); A Thousand Miles of History (Bussey Building); and Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse).
Film includes: Now You See Me: The Second Act, About Time, and Better Than Happy.
With a Masters in French Literature and classical training in percussions and piano, Paris-born Fabienne Débarre left for London four years ago to pursue a career in music. She sings and plays both keyboards and percussions for the band We Were Evergreen, whose first album Towards was released in 2014 through Island Records. Her voice and keyboards were also featured on Baxter Dury’s latest album It’s A Pleasure, and she was part of his live band. On top of her musical projects, Fabienne was a voiceover artist for Franco-German TV programme ‘Court-Circuit’. With a background in stage acting, she is also part of theatre company ‘Premières Fontes’, founded by playwright Guillaume Poix and sound designer Guillaume Vesin.
Kipper is a Grammy and Emmy winning producer and multi- instrumentalist. His production credits include: Sting’s biggest solo album, Brand New Day and platinum albums All This Time and Sacred Love (also as performer); work with Stevie Wonder, James Morrison, Mary J Blige, James Taylor, Richard Marx, Judie Tzuke, Chris Botti, Gary Numan, Catherine Zeta Jones, Curtis Stigers.
Recently Kipper was musical director of the Lead Belly Fest at the Royal Albert Hall, with a line-up including Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jools Holland and Billy Bragg.
Mark Neary is a Musician and Audio Engineer/programmer. He has a wide variety of experience in playing a range of instruments. Primarily bass guitar, however Mark also plays pedal steel guitar, double bass and other instruments, as well as synth and software programming. In addition, Mark mixes tracks and albums as well as re-mixing.
His work includes: Roddy Frame ‘western skies’ (double bass/engineer) the Rolling stones (recording engineer/ pro tools)Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (protools/double bass and various). Supporting U2 on the European leg of 360º stadium tour, The Graham Norton Show with Adele, Leadbelly Festival (Royal Albert Hall), work with Van Morrison, Billy Brag,Paul Jones ,Eric Burdon, Walter trout, Dennis Locorriere, Jools Holland ,Ruby Turner, Dana Fuchs, Josh White Jr.
After relentlessly nagging his parents for a drum set, Rat Scabies began playing music at the tender age of eight years old; and once he’d picked up the sticks, he never wanted to do anything else. After meeting guitarist Brian James, he formed The Damned. During the following forty years Rat has played countless live shows and recorded numerous studio albums. Other credits include: work with Robert Fripp, Lemmy, Donovan, Joe Strummer, Jimmy Page and The Eagles Of Death Metal.
If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me opens at the Young Vic on 10 March 2016. To book tickets or find out more, click here. For more behind the scenes photos of the company in rehearsal, click here.