25 Sep 2016

Cabaret star Sheridan Harbridge

From Standing Room Only, 1:49 pm on 25 September 2016
Sheridan Harbridge

Sheridan Harbridge Photo: supplied

Sheridan Harbridge is writer and performer of the cabaret-style show Songs for the Fallen, the story of famed French courtesan Marie Duplessis. Sheridan isn't the first writer to be beguiled by Marie. Her story inspired novelist Alexandre Dumas the younger, Verdi's opera La Traviata, not to mention a classic movie starring Greta Garbo as Camille.

Songs for the Fallen is coming to New Zealand as part of an International Cabaret Season, but as Sheridan tells Lynn Freeman, cabaret is notorioiusly hard to define...