A cabaret of Beethoven music?
You’re kidding, right?
The Price of Genius: A Daughter of the Revolution is the brainchild of Melbourne music academic Sally Collyer, and unites two of her passions: classical music, and an extraordinary untold story of a remarkable woman.
In an era of Beethoven’s music and Shelley’s poetry, and a time of great upheaval and revolt, Mary Wollstonecraft changed the world forever when she wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women. She married an anarchist, demanded sexual equality, and gave birth to both feminism and the famous Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein.
Mary Wollstonecraft had another daughter.
This is her story.
The Price of Genius: A Daughter of the Revolution opens Thursday October 22 and runs until Sunday October 25 at The Butterfly Club in South Melbourne. It stars the beautiful Ilsa Cook in the role written specifically for her, with renowned pianist Katherine Gillon at the piano, and is the most innovative and unusual cabaret you’re likely to see this year.
And the end of this story is guaranteed to stay with you long after the final chord has died away…
Ticket prices: $22 full / $17 concession or groups of 8 or more
Enquiries: 9690 2000
Performed by Ilsa Cook
Accompanied by Katherine Gillon
Directed by Kim Edwards
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book and lyrics by Sally Collyer