Richard Thompsons's Cabaret of Souls
The Los Angeles Times describes Richard Thompson as “the thinking man’s guitar god...the finest songwriter after Bob Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Jimi Hendrix!” And now this award-winning British folk-rock icon presents the stunning Cabaret of Souls with its original London cast of musical and theatrical cohorts, featuring English bass legend Danny Thompson, vocalist Judith Owen, and narrated by L.A.’s own favorite humorist, actor Harry Shearer. Set in the mythical Underworld, this highly entertaining folk oratorio provides a unique commentary on human foibles. With new songs and an original score brought to life by the dynamic 12-piece Symbiosis Ensemble conducted by Peter Askim, and costumes by award-winning designer Ann Closs-Farley, Cabaret of Souls is arguably Thompson’s finest and most ambitious work to date.
Richard Thompson’s Cabaret of Souls is generously underwritten by Bill and Laurie Benenson.