A Small Gem at Burrinja
The bold and passionate life of Greek icon, performer and activist Melina Mercouri
Devised & Directed by Terence O’Connell
80 Minutes | no interval | all ages
Small Gems at Burrinja
Burrinja is part of a Producing Consortium including Gasworks Arts Park, identifying, developing and supporting new independent performing arts work. In 2017 see Greek Goddess, Larry Paradiseo and The Crow Family. After, stay for a drink and meet the makers in our intimate Black Box.
Burrinja Black Box
WED 28 JUN, 8PM
“What I love most in the world is Greece. But the Greek sea, the Greek hills, the Greek sun, the reflection of the Greek sun on those Greek hills are not for me to see. I am not permitted to return to Greece, this is why I’m here, speaking to you tonight.” -Melina Mercouri
Soak in the sensations, stories and passions of 20th century icon and political activist Melina Mercouri (Never On Sunday) in Greek Goddess.
Award winning Maria Mercedes conjures the flavours and textures of Mercouri’s world, with this captivating cabaret based on the life, work and passions of the actor, singer, activist, politician and icon of Greek popular culture that was Melinda Mercouri.
Dive into her majestic world through the stories and music of her life. Experience love songs, traditional Greek songs, protest songs, songs from films and comedy songs - in English, French and Greek, all accompanied by piano, guitar and bouzouki.
Swell with the music of legendary composers Vangelis, Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis including Never On Sunday, Piraeus My Love, Paper Moon, Zorba, Athens Ma Ville, L’veillet Rouge, Medea Tango and Children Of Piraeus.
After the show stay for a drink and meet the performers in our intimate Black Box theatre.