Mad Women in my Attic!" at United Solo Theatre Festival


Typecasting and a theatre career drove her to insanity. She exchanged stage wings for padded walls, glamorous costumes for a white nightgown, adoring audiences for a bunch of inmates. Yet, she will sing!

A madwoman proudly recounts the roles and songs which made her who she is today, celebrating that fine line between creativity and madness.
Set in an imaginary lunatic asylum, "Mad Women in My Attic!" is the cabaret brainchild of Monica Salvi, an Italian performer based in London, UK.
A Royal Academy of Music alumna, throughout her career Miss Salvi was often typecast in roles of crazy women. She was therefore inspired to develop a cabaret to celebrate all the mad songs and characters she had in her repertoire.
From Sweeney Todd, to Jane Eyre: The Musical, from Sunset Boulevard to Kiss of the Spider Woman, "Mad Women in my Attic!" is a fantastic romp through showtunes, folk and cabaret songs, celebrating the mentally unstable women that populate music and theatre.
“Mad Women in my Attic!” had its premiere in London in 2014. In 2015 the show had successful runs at the Brighton Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received the consensus of public and critics alike.
For one night only on October 7th, 2017, Miss Monica Salvi will bring her "one-madwoman-show" to New York, New York, as part of the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row, on 42nd Street.
Participate with Ms. Salvi and her psychothera-pianist in a musical group therapy, administered through the wonderful melodies of Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill, Kander and Ebb, Maury Yeston, Tom Lehrer, Heisler & Goldrich, and other wise and talented composers who realized that a good madwoman can inspire the greatest songs.
The show has been directed by Clare McKenna , who's skilfully put some reason into Monica's madness, and will be musically directed and accompanied by Michael Ferreri - already a favorite of the NY’s cabaret scene.


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