Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the dark, deceiving world of the Strip Club? STRIPPED reveals all in this wickedly funny, achingly honest and beautifully shrewd one woman show. Based on shockingly real characters and exploits from Hannah's pole dancing days. (don't tell her Mum!)
This show will make you laugh, cry, cringe and be touched (but that may cost extra!), as boundaries are pushed, rules broken, relationships abused and dignity tested, as the men pursue sex and the women compete for money in this gender struggle for power.
Centred around the impressionable newcomer, Baby; the innocent novice finds herself bombarded with ruthless club rules and surrounded by tough veteran strippers. She is manipulated and used, until she is finally forced to discover the depths of her sexual power and adapt from the exploited to the exploiter.'
Restaurant 't SMALLE
Apollo First Theater
Theater de Tobbe
Burgemeester Feithplein 95 - Voorburg
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25
Show price €22.50 starts 8.30 p.m
"Chalmers is cute, funny, smart and fun to watch, and her expose of the lap-dancing racket makes more sense and rings truer than 1000 speaches from 1000 politicians ... an entertaining and thought-provoking piece of theatre." **** The Scotsman, 'best of the fest' read more >>
"Armed with an impressive array of note perfect accents, Chalmers certainly milks us dry of laughter and tears ... STRIPPED is an acting tour - de - force for Chalmers, who ricochets at dizzying speed between different vocal intonations and mannerisms." **** The Metro
A kaleidoscope of absorbing characters are created by one actor in this play...It is easy to believe in all of these, and Hannah Chalmers moves seamlessly back and forth between them. This is an exquisite display of virtuoso acting...an excellent show which I would highly recommend." **** Broadway Baby read more >>
"By rising talent Hannah Chalmers, this show has fast become a top-pick of the Fringe and it's easy to see why. Chalmers portrays a variety of characters with such precision and charm creating a show that is engaging and riveting throughout....The script is very well written, undulating between sharp and comic to moving and poignant...an excellent example of observational theatre. Chalmers is a brilliant comic actress and brings a sense of realism to all of the many characters she portrays...It's smart, funny and interesting with a big old message under the surface. " **** Fringe Review read more >>
'Stripped' in her Marbella home", The Olive Press, September 25th, 2011
FOR most people in their 60s, it’s a time to sit back, put their feet up and enjoy a well-earned retirement…. Xaviera Hollander, the famous madam who spent her earlier years at the forefront of the Sexual Revolution, is as busy as ever…..One-woman show Stripped reveals what goes on behind the scenes in a strip club. Former pole dancer Hannah Chalmers plays 12 different characters in the show, which portrays a world all too familiar to Hollander. “It brought a tear and laughter to my face as it reminds me a lot of my younger years,” Hollander tells the Olive Press. Read more >>
Hannah graduated from ArtsEd with and MA in Acting and from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts.
'Stripped' is Hannah's first written work. It was originally developed as part of the Team Angelica 'Louder Than Words' season of new writing at the Tristan bates Theatre in February 2009 curated by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon. Hannah took the show to the Edinburgh Festival 2010 where it received excellent 4 and 5 star reviews. Since Edinburgh she has twice toured the show to various venues around the UK with Scamp Theatre, and is touring the show again this autumn.
Hannah's other theatre credits include: 'Facebook Fables', Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh festival 2009; 'Grope Box', Drill Hall Theatre, London, directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair; 'Fang Club', Oval House Theatre, London. Hannah's film credits include: 'Wake Up' directed by Douglas Ray; 'FIT' directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair; 'Three Stags' directed by Mark Locke; 'Charlene' directed by Sharon Odams.
Since 'Stripped' Hannah has been doing a lot more writing and is currently developing a series of comedy sketches, a TV series and a feature film.
If time travel were possible, Xaviera would reach back to the early part of the last century and bring you Tallulah Bankhead- the Legend. And what a legend she was! Brash, ribald, outrageous, outspoken and an exhibitionist, she was also known for her generosity toward her friends and kindness to animals and children. She was a party favorite for outlandish stunts such as doing cartwheels in a skirt with no underwear or entering a soir?stark naked.
Possessed of a tremendous energy level, very few people could keep up with her. She smoked over one hundred cigarettes per day, drank gin and bourbon like they were water, and carried a suitcase-full of drugs to help her sleep, stay awake and just function in general.
She had a mouth and wasn't afraid to use it! In addition to her wild personality, Tallulah was known for her wit. Often quoted, she liked to have the last word on everything. “The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.” Of her own behavior she said, “Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.”
In addition to acting, she also performed monologues and songs. While there may never be another Tallulah Bankhead, there are those who come close to emulating her style and toward that end, Xaviera Hollander is proud to present Tallulah Dahling, singing in the tradition of her namesake - in a show you will never forget: Tallulah and the Boy. The tunes they sing will play in your head for days and you are sure to leave with a smile on your face!
Like the famous actress whom she strongly resembles, Tallulah Bankhead, our Tallulah was convent educated and, like Tallulah Bankhead... she never stopped talking, dressing up or acting in her own private and personal productions. At seventeen, she was enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama - but found it so boring that one day she just walked out of the school and across to the Mermaid Theatre where she had a chance encounter with Sir Bernard Miles. Before the evening was over, she landed a job with the theatre company- as an understudy, acting in small parts, and as an assistant stage manager. Sir Bernard took this youngest member of the cast under his wing, found her an agent and, when the leading lady fell ill, personally coached her when she took over the larger role.
Soon offers of work and television parts followed, as did an offer of a screen test in Rome, which she turned down. Her namesake Tallulah Bankhead fell in love and sailed to England... but Claire fell in love and gave up the stage. She flew to Rome to pursue her amour, and she found work as a model for the fashion house of Gattinoni. The Italian lover did not work out, but then neither did the unhappy marriage which followed and produced children and an inevitable divorce.
But now anno 2009 she is back, living in Marbella, and has her own inimitable show. And what a cabaret performer Claire is: energetic, vibrant, brilliant, electric- everything one could want in an evening of singing entertainment.
But there is more:
In yet another encounter of destiny, Claire met Warren Webley in Granada and the Cabaret Evening Event, that you are invited to share with us, Tallulah and The Boy, was born.
And who is Warren Webley…The Boy?
Warren Webley, an accomplished pianist and composer, is Principal of the Stagecoach schools in Fuengirola, Marbella and Gibraltar. He trained at Liverpool College of Performing Arts and gained his diploma in Music Performing Techniques with Honours in 1993. Warren has worked professionally throughout the UK, including the West End, in numerous theatres and studios and toured with 'Brotherhood of Man' amongst others. And so together, Tallulah and The Boy bring you a dazzling and unique show with songs from the 30's, 40's, Sondheim and Kurt Weil…
'An evening with a touch of theatre about it.'
‘A blast from the past', ‘a touch of New York'
'The costumes, hat changes, hairstyles all adding to the glamour and theatricality.'
‘A singing actress with great emotion'
‘Something that's been missing along the coast'
FRIDAY October 23 at 9 p.m. €25
SATURDAY October 24 at 9 p.m. €25
SUNDAY October 25 at 8:30 p.m, SPECIAL DINNER SHOW €50
Before the show, enjoy a tasty meal prepared by Xaviera's husband and Chef Philip: the appetizer and main course, immediately followed by Part I of Tallulah and the Boy. During intermission, a scrumptious desert will be served, followed by Part II of the show. Two free drinks are included in the price of each show!
To book your tickets and get directions to the Villa Caprice contact :
if this number does not respond due to telefonica problems please
call 671190712 or 635011111
For those with no car, we can arrange to pick you up at Calle Ricardo Soriano corner Calle Gregorio Maranon where the gas station is. If you need a ride, be sure to ask when you contact Xaviera to book your tickets!
Route to the Theatre Villa Caprice, Calle Pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella
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THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART is an honest and courageous look at man's inherent fear of intimacy and commitment. It is at the same time a sober and candid illumination of the contemporary male psyche. It's the story about a man who has lost hope in his search for a mate, but makes one last attempt by creating the fantasy love of his life.
Together they go on a passion filled, action packed date to the Museum of Contemporary Art; here slowly but surely, the fantasy woman overpowers the man who created her and all hell breaks loose.Its' the dreamiest, sexiest, scariest date that never happened.
ticket without a meal: 35 euro
ticket with a meal: 55 euro
"Brilliant, original and riotously funny,"
"...exquisitely revelatory... a blisteringly funny, hypnotically wild wrestle with the male ego."
Robert Hurwitt, S.F. Examiner
"Rappaport is a virtuoso at expressing all things human."
Joe Adcock Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A must see show perceptive observations of human nature are matched only by his seductive stage presence."
Barbara Crook, The Vancouver Sun.
"...one of the most exhilarating artists I've encountered...erotic...fresh...alive. All who see this show will be encouraged to open their hearts and bodies to freedom and possibility."
Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight.
"...amazing physicality...the seductiveness of an uncoiling snake...an honor to bestow."
A. E. White, DB Magazine, Adelaide Australia
"Hilarious...undeniably brilliant...don't miss it."
The Vancouver Courier
"...a tremendously physical, sensual actor...the presence and timing of a great stand-up comic."
Alastair Mabbott, The List Glasgow/Edinburgh
"...entertaining wild fantasy...precise...edgy...engrossing."
The Globe and Mail.
"Great script, mesmerizing performance...astonishing honesty and pure skill.
The Kitsilano News
"His talent and intelligence combined with razor sharp wit and timing make this one of the most hilarious performances of the year."
D. Niedermayer, Fringe Review
American actor and playwright, David Natale brings home a seldom-remembered story of the Holocaust in Holland with his award winning oneman show: The Westerbork Serenade. Because of anxiety over increased immigration, in 1939 the Dutch government set up a camp near the town of Westerbork to hold the stream of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. After 1940, the Nazis turned Lager Westerbork into a transitcamp which funneled more than100,000 Jews to their doom in the eastern camps.
Westerbork was not a death camp. It was crowded and food scarce, but one could survive there. Westerbork even had a hospital, schools and a shop offering goods previously looted from the Jews. The German speaking Jewish inmates ran the administration of the camp. The SS commandant's pet project was a weekly cabaret show at Westerbork. It featured top Jewish entertainers from Germany and Holland. If one was in the show, one was "exempt" from transport- temporarily. By the end of the war, however, most of the performers from Westerbork were also sent to their deaths in eastern camps, joining the eventual six million who died.
Mr. Natale seamlessly portrays more than 15 characters; including German director, Max Ehrlich, actress Camilla Spira, Commandant Gemmeker and the beloved Dutch singing duo, Johnny and Jones. Natale developed The Westerbork Serenade after much research as well as interviews with survivors. In English, he dynamically incorporates period sketches, songs and accounts to make the audience acutely feel what it is to perform for one's life.
Natale conveys with economy and depth a gripping, true life story and the people caught up in it...he is actor enough to carry it alone.
Misha Berson, Seattle Times
Natale is an extremely versatile performer... With its jaunty song and dance numbers, gleaned from the Westerbork repertoire, Natale's show is particularly unnerving.
Joe Adcock, Seattle Post - Intelligencer
The Westerbork Serenade is not only... a Holocaust story about Jews and Nazis, but a cautionary tale on the destructiveness of prejudice and racism.
Peter A. Klein, JT News, Seattle
"Great script, written by the performer. Natale has amazing prowess. Very powerful!"
"Tremendous acting and tough material very well done."
"Wij waren behoorlijk erg onder de indruk van deze fantastische voorstelling....Bedankt voor 'n indrukwekkende avond."
David Natale began acting at the Cleveland Playhouse at age ten. He has a BA in Theatre Studies from Yale and an MFA in Acting from the Old Globe in San Diego. David has been seen on Guiding Light, Law and Order and Sex and The City; as well as films: Zoolander, Company Man and People I Know. Some other historical characters Mr. Natale has recently portrayed are: John Lennon in the 2006 world premiere of Just Like Starting Over at Seattle Public Theater and Eugene V. Debs in Howard Zinn’s, Voices of a People's History of the United States. David Natale lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
New Liberal Jewish centre - Saturday November 13th: 20h00
Zuidelijke Wandelweg 41
Apollo First Theater - Friday November 19th: 20h30
Reservation call: 020 6797971, http://theater.apollofirst.nl
Ostadetheater - Sunday November 21st & 28th: 20h30
Van Ostadestraat 233d
reservations: www.ostadetheater.nl (with e-mail confirmation)
telephone: 020 6795096 (answering machine)
Pepijn Theater - Monday November 29th 20h30
Nieuwe Schoolstraat 21/23
Reservation call: (0900) 410 41 04, www.theater-pepijn.nl
For information or booking of all shows contact Xaviera
Or call Xaviera at 020 6733934
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Xaviera Hollander presents:
A potpourri of talented artists.
A stylish show to lighten up your winter
pluck your heart strings, get your feet tapping,
and have you roaring with laughter.
on guitar and saxophone sing and swing the craziest Xmas evergreens, with new lyrics and modern grooves & naughty songs from the Fifties.
a classical repertoire of wicked interpretations. Never have notes and whips had such a delightful ring.
On Xmas Eve : special guest Kenzo from Tokyo at THE ARENA!
Multi talented contemporary dancer. Absolutely breathtaking and poetical.
The evening will be more than gezellig:
Come and experience this sparkling variety show!
Xaviera Hollander presenteert:
Voor U treden op:
Een potpourri van verschillende getalenteerde artiesten.
met een ontroerende, sexy en vrolijke show die uw ziel zal beroeren, uw voeten laat dansen en uw hart doet lachen, de extravagante kostuums en enthousiaste muziek zijn een lust voor oog en oor.
brengen met sax en gitaar een muzikale parade vol nieuwe en bizarre Kerstliedjes. Hun ondeugende teksten en stoute liedjes uit de jaren vijftig maken deze avond een onvergetelijk gebeuren.
biedt een mélange van klassiek repertoire met hun eigen bijzonder ondeugende en grappige interpretatie door Charlotte Beukers ( sopraan) en Margreet (mezzo sopraan) op de piano begeleid door Piet van de Broek.
Op Kerstavond heeft Xaviera als Speciale Gast: in Hotel ARENA : KENZO KUSUDA uit Japan. Het werk van deze adembenemende danser/choreograaf munt uit in een poëtische sensitiviteit .