Fever! The Making Of Peggy Lee
SHOW ARCHIVE: FEVER! THE MAKING OF PEGGY LEE
â€œKate Dimblebyâ€™s voice rings true on every number and captures that elusive stage persona, an ageless mixture of Snow White and Mae Westâ€ 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 Kingâ€™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 Americaâ€™s most eccentric singers.
Part confession, part concert, it is an eclectic guide to stardom with hot tips on how to â€œmake it bigâ€ in showbiz, recalling the defining moments that shaped the life of this living legend. With sizzling renditions of such classic hits as Fever, Iâ€™m a Woman, Heâ€™s a Tramp, Why Donâ€™t You Do Right? And Is That All There Is? Peggy takes her audience on an â€œemotional roller-coaster rideâ€ 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 Whatâ€™s New? – Pisano/Lee
Black Coffee – Burke/Francis
Why Donâ€™t You Do Right – Joe McCoy
Manana – Lee/Burke
Heâ€™s a Tramp – Lee/Burke
Heâ€™s just my kind – Barbour/Lee
These Foolish Things – Ellington
Itâ€™s a Good Day – Barbour/Lee
Iâ€™m a Woman – Lieber/Stoller
I Donâ€™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