Fever! The Making Of Peggy Lee


“Kate Dimbleby’s voice rings true on every number and captures that elusive stage persona, an ageless mixture of Snow White and Mae West” The Times

Originally a play with music written by Lucy Powell, devised by and starring Kate Dimbleby, this show began with a sell-out run at the BAC in 1999. It went on to enjoy two sell out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival, a 50 date UK national tour, another sell-out run at the King’s Head Theatre in London in 2001 as well as touring in Australia and New Zealand.

Fever! The Making of Peggy Lee recreates the unmistakeable sounds of one of America’s most eccentric singers.
Part confession, part concert, it is an eclectic guide to stardom with hot tips on how to “make it big” in showbiz, recalling the defining moments that shaped the life of this living legend. With sizzling renditions of such classic hits as Fever, I’m a Woman, He’s a Tramp, Why Don’t You Do Right? And Is That All There Is? Peggy takes her audience on an “emotional roller-coaster ride” of fame. Sharing invaluable advice from the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, Peggy lays down the rules to that most enigmatic of games : the making of a modern icon.

I Love Being Here With You – Lee/Schluger
So What’s New? – Pisano/Lee
Black Coffee – Burke/Francis
Why Don’t You Do Right – Joe McCoy
Manana – Lee/Burke
He’s a Tramp – Lee/Burke
He’s just my kind – Barbour/Lee
These Foolish Things – Ellington
It’s a Good Day – Barbour/Lee
I’m a Woman – Lieber/Stoller
I Don’t Wanna Play In Your Yard – Wingate/Petrie
Hey Look Me over – Coleman/Leigh
I enjoy being a girl – Rogers/Hammerstein
In the name of love – Levitt/Rankin
Mohair Sam – Frazier
Doodlin song – Coleman/Leigh
Is that all there is? – Lieber/Stoller
Fever – Davenport/Cooley