Last year, after a 20-year hiatus, West End favourite Lorna Dallas (who originally came to prominence in this country when she co-starred opposite Dame Cleo Laine in the landmark revival of Jerome Kern's “Show Boat”) returned to the London cabaret stage in her new show, “Home Again.”
The evening, a rich tapestry of personal story and song, was an unqualified triumph. And undeniably proved that her show biz brio and vocal prowess had gloriously withstood the test of time. Both London and New York critics were rapturous and unstinting in their praise.
Broadway World wrote, “Not to be presumptuous, but it would be a really good idea if Lorna Dallas kept coming back!”
New York Bistro Awards stated,“ A show that is both touching and thrilling, gentle and electrifying, and that early on moved into the heart, and stayed there.”
Cabaret Scenes crowed, “ I can only wish that she revives this pitch-perfect show in London for those who were not lucky enough to catch it the first time around, so you can experience first hand the return of her unique talent. This is truly a once in a life-time event not to be missed.”
For all of those who were unable to attend any of the previous viewings, Ms. Dallas is giving two final performances of “HOME AGAIN” at Crazy Coqs, Live at Zedel October 9 and 16 at 7pm. Once again, the inimitable Jason Carr will be at the piano and award winning director Barry Kleinbort is at the helm. Michael Billington in the Guardian wrote, “This is a rare soprano who has an instinct for truth that puts many of her lauded show biz rivals to shame.” In short, Lorna Dallas’ “Home Again” is a “not-to-be-missed” cabaret event.