London Festival Of Cabaret

A Touch of Mrs Robinson with Fiona Coffey

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Last Show: Wednesday 4 th May 2016

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

After five sell-out shows at the Pheasantry last year, Fiona Coffey returns with A touch of Mrs Robinson, a new musical cabaret inspired by the woman who seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print.  Featuring a fabulous live band with top London cabaret artist, Michael Roulston as Musical Director,  Mrs Robinson’s story is told with a stylish selection of jazz numbers and Sixties pop songs from artists such as Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach and the Kinks.  A witty, provocative and uplifting show that asks: Could a touch of Mrs Robinson change your life?

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“A touch of Mrs Robinson is a stroke of genius. Revolutionary Road meets Mad Men. A voice like chocolate”

Fiona Coffey made her debut on the London Cabaret Scene with this self-devised tribute to her alter-ego Mrs Robinson in 2015 with five highly acclaimed sell-out performances at the Pheasantry.  Over the past 8 years she has developed a performing career as a jazz singer, alongside a day job in which she travelled across the globe, bringing her unique blend of wit, erudition, provocation and sense of drama to a hugely diverse population of executives, as they grappled with the challenges of leadership and organizational change.  As a jazz singer she is a regular host at the Ram Jam Club, and has also performed at The Vortex, 606 Club and Crazy Coqs. Over time, she became convinced she was ‘more cabaret than jazz’ and developing ‘A touch of Mrs Robinson’ was all the proof required. Delighted by the response to this show, she is now fully immersed in London’s cabaret scene; and as well as performing and supporting other artists, she writes and reviews for the New York-based Cabaret Scenes magazine.

Fiona’s fascination with Mrs Robinson no doubt stemmed from her own position as a woman of a certain age, although as a happily married woman with two grown-up sons, her lifestyle is somewhat different.  ‘A touch of Mrs Robinson’ is her first collaboration with cabaret veteran Harold Sanditen, and international cabaret artist, Michael Roulston, as Director and Musical Director respectively and the show reflects the marrying of their diverse talents.  A touch of Mrs. Robinson is a musical treat, a fun night out, and a show with a message. And audiences love it.

Band Lineup

Fiona Coffey (vocals)

Michael Roulston (piano)

Henry Gilbert (bass)

Jonathan 'kitch' Kitching (drums)