Above is a trailer for Jessica Walker's latest solo show, PAT KIRKWOOD IS ANGRY, originally a co-production with Opera North in association with the Royal Exchange. It enjoyed a sell out run at The Studio at the Royal Exchange, at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds in October 2012 and two great nights at the St James Theatre Studio in February 2013. Next stops Grassington Festival on the 19th June, The Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff on the 2nd October and the main stage of The Royal Exchange Theatre on the 24th November.
In other news...
Jessica went straight from her debut at Le Chatelet, Paris, as the Nurse and Harriet in Sunday in the Park with George, directed by Lee Blakeley, to New York, where The Girl I Left Behind Me had a three week run at the Brits off Broadway festival. After an amazing review by Charles Isherwood in the New York Times, the show played to packed houses every night: http://theater.nytimes.com/
In Summer 2013 Jessica's chamber opera - An Eye for an Eye - written with composer David Knotts, premieres at the Bath and St Magnus music festivals. Booking and info: http://bathfestivals.org.uk/music/event/an-eye-for-an-eye/
She also performs an evening of Brel, Brassens and Barbara songs with Alasdair Nicolson at both festivals: http://bathfestivals.org.uk/music/?s=brel%2C+brassens+and+barbara
In October 2013 Jessica performs the role of Gwendolen in Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest for Opera Northern Ireland.
The Girl I Left Behind Me has now been published by Oberon Books and can be purchased from: http://oberonbooks.com/girl-i-left-behind-me.html
Mercy and Grand - the Tom Waits Project, my CD with Opera North and Gavin Bryars, is out now on the GB label, and can be purchased on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B007G283S6/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ref_=tsm_1_fb_lk