An Evening with

Tom Waits For No Man

Songs with Stewart D'Arrietta

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Last Show: Thursday 30 th June 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Tom Waits depicted the poor, the punks, the hobos and the lost. He could also write a love song to shatter Cupid’s bow. D’Arrietta covers this terrain of tenderness to terror, and all the pathos in between. He has a long relationship with the music, and an affinity deeper than most having developed the hit show over two decades. One of the 10 best shows at Edinburgh Fringe according to the UK’s The Sunday Times, his characteristic gravel-voiced sensitivity brings out the shapes and shades of legendary songs such as Invitation to the Blues, Martha, and the wrenching Tom Traubert’s Blues.

"The king of whiskey, smoke & late nights… exceptional"

Broadway World

This lively, passionate and demented rock journey is not only for Tom Waits fans but for anyone who loves music, storytelling and all round great entertainment.

Drawing on personal experiences, as well as Wait's vast musical history, Stewart D’Arrietta shares his love affair with the 'prince of melancholy's' brilliant songs. Waits' colourful misfits come to life in this powerful, poignant and innovative show.

In his inimitable way, D’Arrietta adds humour, joy and a whole new dimension to the music.

If you’re not already a Tom Waits fan, or a Stewart D’Arrietta fan, you will be after this!

It went on to play The Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, Montreal Jazz Festival and London Riverside Studios in 2008.

It re-emerged in 2018 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was a smash hit and collected all 5 star reviews.

"Worth stealing a dollar from your mama’s purse" - The Adelaide Show

"A masterful evening of drama, riveting, beautiful storytelling, outstanding… brilliant" - Fringe Review

"Gut wrenching passion… an absolute knock out" - The Australian

Stewart D’Arrietta is most recognised for the iconic Lennon Through a Glass Onion, the homage he co-created with John Waters and has consistently performed internationally in various versions since 1992. D’Arrietta’s other award winning show, My Leonard Cohen, has performed around Australia and the UK, and sold out at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre.

His larger-than-life presence, irreverent humour and distinctive growl, bring a unique passion and texture to some of the greatest songs and stories ever told.