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Xaviera Hollander presents : CONTINENTAL CAROUSEL


A fabulous musical cabaret evening with Fifi l'Amour and Rodolfo Ravissant. This charming, brilliant and uproariously funny duo has worked 14 years together presenting cabaret throughout Europe, Britain and Australia.Their enormous repertoire covers English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Eastern European music. Fifi, la chanteuse, explores the gamut of human emotions covering the tragic to the hilarious- and she directly engages the audience with her enthusiasm and colorful costumes.

Rodolfo is a consummate classical pianist who can and does improvise freely and includes musical jokes in his lyrical playing. He also plays accordion and has countless melodies at his fingertips.
Their extensive cabaret experience enables them to gauge an audience and tailor their show for a one of a kind evening of enjoyable performance and making it an even more unique theatrical experience... Xaviera Hollander herself will join them as a special guest star! An evening not to forget: Tantalizing, satisfying and erupting with joy - a spectacular pleasure!

SHOWTIME:

Resort el Campanario
December 6 at 9.00 p.m


Choice of tickets: with a 3 course meal, 2 glasses of wine, coffee and
water p.p included) euro 65
Without a meal :price euro 25
Dinner for show guests will begin at 7 pm , 7:30 p.m. at the latest.
Show will start at 9.30 pm

Address: Urb. la Campanario, Ctra. Cadiz N-340, km.168, 29680 Estepona
Ticket information and bookings
Tel: 952904233

Directions to the Resort el Campanario Club

Black Box theatre
December 12 and 13 at 9.00 p.m

Price euro 25
Address: calle Notario Luis Oliver 6, Marbella centre
Contact for tickets Black Box
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tel: 003120 6733934 - until december 7
tel.: 952857575 - after December 7
or Black Box Theatre tel : 952779172

Reactions to CONTINENTAL CAROUSEL:

What an incredibly funny show that was. It has been so long since I really had a good cry from laughing so hard. Everyone was laughing all the way down the street and it made a very Merry Christmas sound echoing through Marbella as people head off in different directions to find their cars and head home.

I could hardly look at the show for laughing and there was Ana to my left all in a ball also crying with laughter which didn't help me control mine one bit. I guess I was really suppose to whip Fifi's bum and not the floor but I was going for the real whipping sound that seemed to flop off the end of the whip. How eager I was to hear what you were going to sing and was just not prepared for anything at all so that was a double laugh when your voice sounded even more like opera than the star herself!!! For a minute I thought it was "Figaro!"

So, a good time was had by all and a very Merry Christmas of laughter.

Jocey and duke from Marbella

Flyer Mourning Glory play by David Benson

XAVIERA HOLLANDER PRESENTS:

MOURNING GLORY - THE FUNERAL OF THE CENTURY REVISITED

Written and performed by comic/actor David Benson

January 9 and 10, 2009 at Black Box Teatro

In 1998, exactly one year after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales David Benson’s second solo show was the first to examine in detail the events of August 31st 1997 and the funeral that followed. A smash in Edinburgh, the show was equally successful at the Sydney Opera House. Now, in a specially updated new version of the show, Benson once again turns his sensitive but sardonic attention to one of the defining events of the last Century.

They said that “Nothing would ever be the same again.”September 1997: the entire country ground to a halt for the Funeral of the Century. Yet twelve years later, the events of that day and the week leading up to it have taken on a surreal vagueness. Who can now remember which celebrity mourners showed up to pay their respects at Westminster Abbey? What unprecedented gesture did the Queen make as the coffin passed her front door? And just who, if anyone, was responsible for Diana’s death, anyway?
David Benson examines these and other questions with the same acerbic wit and charm that have made his shows “Think No Evil of Us” “My Life With Kenneth Williams” and “To Be Frank” such favourites with audiences throughout Britain.

Take a front row pew at Westminster Abbey and SEE: Cartland - Branson - Kissinger - Barrymore -Cliff! - Elton - The Two Toms (Cruise and Hanks) - Dickie Attenborough- Tony - George Michael - Al Fayed - Mrs. Windsor and the entire Royal Family - and many, many more!

Avoiding much of the waspishness that could be visited on such an easy target, Benson delivers a touching, sometimes despairing rendition of the funeral in Mourning Glory.

Reliving that afternoon inSeptember, he introduces the celebrity cast one by one: Elton John and George Michael; the two Toms, Hanks and Cruise; Messrs Branson and Barrymore. It is a ghoulish collection, but all are upstaged by the presence of the Queen.

SHOWTIME: JANUARY 9 AND 10, 2009 AT 21.00 HOURS

BLACK BOX THEATRE c/ Notario Luis Oliver, 6 Marbella Centre

PRICE PER TICKET EURO 20

INFORMATION AND BOOKING OF TICKETS: CALL XAVIERA AT 952857575

OR EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Black Box theatre at 952779172

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MOURNING GLORY

PRESS RELEASE

Mother, triumphant over her adversary. The rest of the Royal Family are portrayed as a sad collection of bewildered onlookers, sitting silent and nonplussed as first Earl Spencer delivers his onslaught and then the audience outside the church sets off a response that eventually infects all but the Royals.

The effect of familiarity is aided by Benson's excursions into impressions, which range from Frankie Howerd to a wonderful take on Tony Blair's Olivier- like funeral delivery of Corinthians: "The impressions relax the audience, it makes them trust me."

He is still, one suspects, rather envious of the more direct approach of one of his heroes, Quentin Crisp. "I remember he said, 'Diana was trash and she got what she deserved. How dare she divorce the heir to the throne and try to marry an Arab?'" But that's a stand- up line, and David Benson doesn't do stand-up.

What the critics say about Mourning Glory:

“... Praise should be forthcoming for sharp comic observation and Benson's increasingly impressive stage presence. His take-off of Tony Blair's funeral speech was almost scary, and his ability to interact with the audience strangely comforting. In the hands of the less accomplished, much of this material could prove clumsy and tasteless...”

Colin Somerville - The Stage

“... Surely nobody could make the national psychic trauma that was the death of our beloved Queen of Hearts anything other than the most ghoulish joke? David Benson could. In his skilled hands we learn of the real meaning of the day - "it took our minds off the boredom of our lives"; we learn why people lined up in Belfast to sign the book of condolences - "the queue was short"; and who the most nervous person in Britain was that sunny day in August - "It was Liz [simulates crown]. She was bricking it." For the sheer range of his performance, the tautness and vitality of his language, and the masterful comic insight, David Benson has few peers. And he can sing, the swine. Miss him at your peril...”

Mark Wilson - The Independent

A Xaviera Hollander Production

XAVIERA HOLLANDER PRESENTS:

HEY GRINGO: MAY 21, 22, 23 &
SEX WITH PETE (more info>>): MAY 27, 28, 29, 30


peter-searles-poster4-2sTWO SHOWS BY PETER SEARLES

HEY GRINGO:

He bought a ticket, jumped on a plane and set off. No Rough Guide in the world could have prepared him for the consequence...

From the moment his plane lands in Caracas (without his luggage) we're on a roller-coaster ride down unexplored tributaries of the Amazon, across the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and into the depths of some of the most brutal prisons in the world.

A catalogue of close scrapes and surprise encounters - drug-smugglers, Dutch airline hostesses, Carmelite monks, Maoist guerrillas, Mancunian ornithologists, Amazonian Indians and a French Shaman - not to mention crocodiles, jaguars and giant shit-eating centipedes!

DATA SHOW "HEY GRINGO"


Friday May 21

SPECIAL OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE

at the Terrace Cafe/ Restaurant Marbella Business Center

Avenida de las Cumbres 29600 Elviria
Show with Dinner Euro 50
Dinner starts at 8:00 pm
Show without dinner Euro 25
Show starts at 9:45 pm

Saturday May 22

At Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Show starts at 9:45 p.m
price Euro 25

Sunday May 23

At Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Special Dinner Show
event Euro 50
dinner starts at 8:15 pm
Show without dinner Euro 25
show starts at 9:45 pm

Pete Searles  Hey Gringo

ONE FREE DRINK INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF EACH SHOW

For tickets and directions for both locations Contact:

Marbella Business Center:
INFO CALL: 951247730
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Xaviera
at 952857575
or email Xaviera at
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REVIEWS

"Really enjoyable, kick off your shoes, sit back and listen to this well informed, well traveled and very funny entertainer. Highly recommended."

The Entertainment Program GLR

"In the mid 1980's, Peter Searles went to South America and ended up in Chile . This wonderful and timely one-man play tells the story of the time he spent there. Delivered raconteur-style, direct to the audience, with no props save his own malleable face, Searles has you in the palm of his hand from the moment he opens his mouth... a natural story-teller and talented comedian; everything
about the show is understated and spot-on, including the music.
"

****The Scotsman

‘It will be a sin if Searles isn't nominated for at least one award this year'

* * * * * Hairline.org.uk

Haven't laughed so much in ages'

* * * * * gildedballoon2005reviews.com

One of the loveliest, laughter filled hours I have seen.'

* * * * The Scotsman

‘He's definitely one performer I look forward to seeing again next year'

* * * * one4review.com

It's a joy!'

* * * * The List Magazine

Brilliant... this is my kind of theatre - it's original, moving, honest, thought-provoking, brave and incredibly funny. You've got to go and see it!' I loved it... absolutely loved it... pure genius'

Gyles Brandreth BBC Radio Scotland

Directions to Theatre Caprice


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Click here for the pdf off the flyer for Hey Gringo and Sex with Pete


Tallulah

XAVIERA HOLLANDER PRESENTS: TALLULAH AND THE BOY


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.

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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.”

Tallulah 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!

About Claire Wilkinson – a.k.a. Tallulah Dahling.

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…

What the press says about their show:

'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'

Tallulah

TALLULAH AND THE BOY

Presented for your entertainment at Xaviera Hollander's new, cozy Home Theater

Villa Caprice, Calle Pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella


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 :
Telephone: 952857575
if this number does not respond due to telefonica problems please
call 671190712 or 635011111
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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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Songs from Tallulah and The Boy:

  • I'm Just A Girl Who Cant Say NO! written by Richard Rodgers
  • Autumn Leaves… sung in French...lyrics by Jacques Prevert, music by Joseph Kosma
  • I Won't Dance….(duet with The Boy) Jerome Kern…words by Oscar Hammerstein
  • Men, written by Charles Strouse……. from the stage show Nick and Nora
  • Mira Che Luna…(in Spanish) written by G. Malini
  • I Won't Send Roses….(duet with The Boy)..written by Jerry Herman
  • You're Getting to Be A Habit With Me….(duet with the Boy) music by Harry Warren
  • Speak Low…..Kurt Weill words by Ogden Nash
  • Surabaya Johnny….Kurt Weill…(sung in German)
  • My Ship…..Kurt Weill
  • One Life To Live……music written by Kurt Weill and words by Gershwin
  • I Never Do Anything Twice…Sondheim…
  • Could I Leave You?....Sondheim
  • I Hate Men….Sondheim
  • Send In The Clowns….Sondheim
  • Losing My Mind……Sondheim
  • It's a Blue World…..30's number…by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye….Cole Porter
  • Lady is a Tramp….well known number sung by Frank Sinatra
  • On A Clear Day…Alan J Lerner
  • Everything's Coming Up Roses (a duet with The Boy)…lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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THE HAPPY HOOKER, PORTRAIT OF A SEXUAL REVOLUTIONARY


With her autobiographic book ‘The Happy Hooker’ - the story of her life as New York’s most famous Madame in 1971, Xaviera Hollander became an instant best selling author. This documentary is a screened explicit rendition of her life as New York’s most famous Madame.

Following the war, Xaviera’s family moved back to Amsterdam where Xaviera was a lonely only child, always competing with her mother for the love and appreciation of her father. She even became Holland’s top secretary and soon relocated to South Africa where she met “Mr. Right” who invited her to come and live with him in New York. There she had a great but underpaid job as the secretary to the Dutch Consul. Once her relationship was over, she continued to work for the Dutch Consul but she started moonlighting as a part time hooker to compensate her meagre salary. It became a full time career which soon put her directly at the centre of a major NYPD crooked cop scandal.

 



She wrote the book the Happy Hooker with Robin Moore, of ‘Green Berets’ and ‘French Connection’ fame. Her book was published in 1971 and became a world wide bestseller overnight. It sold over 14 million copies world wide.

This documentary tells the haunting story of her early life in the concentration camps, her sensational blitz career from call girl to Madame, but most of all it shows how she was persecuted by the American law and became involved in one of America's most famous crime commissions. It also deals with her symbiotic relationship with her mother.



The international publicity and her involvement in the crime commission scandal instantly turned Xaviera into one of the top icons of the sexual revolution in the world. After ‘The Happy Hooker,’ she wrote another 16 autobiographic books and sex guides. She has been in a monogamous married situation with her Dutch man Philip for the last 3 years.


Her book, “The Happy Hooker,” is being turned into a musical!
Xaviera is always reinventing herself!

SPAIN PERFORMANCES

Black Box Theatre
June 9th at 8pm and 10 pm
PRICE EURO 15
Black Box Theatre – 9527791722
Tel Xaviera – 952 857575

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SURPRISE - - - - -
Sunday June 7 at 7 p.m.

FAREWELL GARDEN PARTY WITH FOOD AND DRINKS AND EARL OKIN doing a mixed show of Comedy and Music at

Xaviera Hollander's private
villa Caprice
184 Calle Pizarra, Rocio de Nagueles
Price per person euro 45
Booking and information 952857575 or
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XAVIERA’S WEBSITE FOR HER NEXT PRODUCTION HAS ALSO WON THE PRIZE OF THE WEEK ON www.galeriamarbella.com
ENJOY!

Reviews

‘Happy Hooker’ documentary not what one might expect:

April 30, 2009 www.buffaloniagarafilmfestival.com Entertainment, Movies

As far as artistic inspiration go, Xaviera Hollander presents about as broad and vibrant a muse as can be had.The legendary call girl-turned-author could fill 50 films with her X-rated exploits alone, but documentarian Robert Dunlap chose not to focus solely on that part of her life.
That’s not to say that “Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary” lacks for ribaldry, but as far as films about the author of the largely autobiographical best-seller “The Happy Hooker” go, this is about as sterile as the subject matter could be treated.

With Hollander narrating the 68-minute film, which will be shown during the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, the documentary goes all the way back to her infancy, which was spent in a Japanese concentration camp in southeast Asia (she and her family are of Jewish heritage).
After the war, the family returned to Holland, where she grew up (kinda) normally. She claimed the “Miss Tick” prize as Holland’s best secretary, then made her way to New York City, where she took a secretarial job that failed to offer much fulfillment.

Instead, as the title of her first book suggests, she took an unorthodox route to happiness. The film uses commentary from several of today’s leading experts and writers in the field to discuss the impact of “Happy Hooker” and the dozens of follow-up books (both fiction and fact) that came from Hollander.
Where such a field was considered beyond taboo in those days (her lawyer recalled his experiences negotiating his “first book deal in a … house of ill repute”), her work was considered a key part of the feminist movement that opened people’s minds on the subject.

The film takes the viewer up to present day, with Hollander happily pursuing her artistic endeavors back in the Netherlands — receiving inspiration the same way she inspired so many others during her life.
To be clear: This film is not for youngsters, due to subject matter and some of the imagery presented. But it’s the film’s inspiration that dictates the use of such material, and Dunlap does a masterful job of avoiding gratuitous footage or soundbites when it would have been ever-so-easy to go that way.
Whatever one might think about Hollander or her career choice, viewers of this film will leave the experience feeling as far away from dirty as possible.

This review is also published on Paul J Lane's blog: "Live in the Slow Lane"

Sex with Pete

SEX WITH PETE: MAY 28, 29, 30

After his much younger girlfriend leaves him for a better looking, richer, more successful friend of his, Searles dissolves into a gibbering, chain-smoking, suicidal insomniac! In desperation he resorts to the latest new-age self-help healing therapy: e.f.t. (Emotional Freedom Technique) regressing him into a voyage of self re-discovery - where buried memories of past relationships, one-night stands and a very confused childhood - all come bubbling to the surface withhilarious, painful and revelatory results!

This is a true-life tale of one mans journey into his sexual past… that at the age of 47 (and single again) turns into a quest for enlightenment and love… and maybe next time a beautiful young blonde comes floating into the bar, he might think twice (but probably not!)

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DATA SHOW "SEX WITH PETE"

Friday May 28

At Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Show starts at 9:45 p.m
price Euro 25

Saturday May 29

At Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Show starts at 9:45 p.m
price Euro 25

Sunday May 30
SPECIAL DINNER SHOW
AT Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Special Dinner Show Euro 50
dinner starts at 8:15 pm
Show without dinner Euro 25
Show starts at 9:45 pm

Call Xaviera to make your reservations when you book your ticket for the show! Xaviera at 952857575 or email Xaviera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REVIEWS

"Really enjoyable, kick off your shoes, sit back and listen to this well informed, well traveled and very funny entertainer. Highly recommended."

The Entertainment Program GLR

"In the mid 1980's, Peter Searles went to South America and ended up in Chile . This wonderful and timely one-man play tells the story of the time he spent there. Delivered raconteur-style, direct to the audience, with no props save his own malleable face, Searles has you in the palm of his hand from the moment he opens his mouth... a natural story-teller and talented comedian; everything
about the show is understated and spot-on, including the music.
"

****The Scotsman

‘It will be a sin if Searles isn't nominated for at least one award this year'

* * * * * Hairline.org.uk

Haven't laughed so much in ages'

* * * * * gildedballoon2005reviews.com

One of the loveliest, laughter filled hours I have seen.'

* * * * The Scotsman

‘He's definitely one performer I look forward to seeing again next year'

* * * * one4review.com

It's a joy!'

* * * * The List Magazine

Brilliant... this is my kind of theatre - it's original, moving, honest, thought-provoking, brave and incredibly funny. You've got to go and see it!' I loved it... absolutely loved it... pure genius'

Gyles Brandreth BBC Radio Scotland

Reservations:

Xaviera at 952857575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.