La Fille à la Mode is a musical journey through surprising locations in and out of buildings such as the National Theatre, a department store in Holland, the V&A Museum, or the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where it began its life. A company of seven female dancers, actresses and musicians dressed in sumptuous costumes bring an audience on a playful and seductive exploration of the continued celebration and exploitation of glamorous It Girls throughout the ages.
A mysterious accordionist leads the audience on an unexpected trail where performances pop up seemingly out of nowhere, singing the words of Coco Chanel: 'A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.' The production was premiered in August 2011 at the National Theatre as part of Watch This Space Festival.
La Fille á la Mode premiered at National Theatre as part of Watch This Space Festival.
Touring performances included:
- Theatre Royal Haymarket, London in partnership with Masterclass
- Theatre Royal Winchester
- V&A Museum London
- Barbican Lates, London
- Kunstenopstraat Festival, Holland
- Initial concept Daphna Attias, Blayne George & Terry O'Donovan
- Directed by Daphna Attias
- Produced by Dante or Die
- Costume Design Amy Jackson
- Musical Director Yaniv Fridel
- Dramaturgy Blayne George
- Stage Management Jae Young Lee & Maria Larkin
- Devised and performed by Eleanor Buchan, Rachel Drazek, Aine O'Dwyer, Laura Obiols Albiñana, Anna Richmond, Clara Solana, Gehane Strehler, Eve Veglio-White, Maya Politaki
Generously supported by Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Thistle Trust and Masterclass Haymarket Trust.