Whatever you do coming up to Christmas this year, make sure you finish your shopping in time for the one and only Cáca Milis Christmas Cabaret – rolling up at
the Wexford Arts Centre this coming Friday, 22nd December 2017.
As always, hostess Helena Mulkerns, with the inimitable Josh Johnston on piano, have a splendid show lined up with brand new music, dance, a Christmas film, some great fiction, old time music hall ditties and even a puppet show!
Magical as Christmas itself, the marionettes in question will tell the classic tale of “The Little Match Girl”. We very much look forward to this production from the Life on Strings theatre company, direct from Germany.
Then a little dancing will get you in the mood, as Ellina Shmarkovskaya delivers classic and contemporary tango.
Carmel Harrington, no stranger to the Wexford audience, will read from her bestseller (and recently shortlisted for the Bórd Gais Irish Book Awards) The Woman at 72 Derry Lane.
The honey-toned Lorraine McColgan is up next, to perform from Dark Honey – her new album, along with a band of the same name. Lorraine’s work evokes echoes of Cave, Cohen and Mark Lanegan, with a compelling sound that haunts and pleases.
As our Ciné Sweetcake presentation, we’re proud to present Irish film maker Imelda O’Reilly’s award-winning film, “Eggs and Soldiers”. A moving, vibrant Christmas story with a difference, the film looks at an emigrant Christmas and the bittersweet trials of a struggling family.
Top of the night there’s a special treat as Wexford’s own Secret Life perform a loving and lively tribute to the late great David Bowie. Performing at The Dublin Bowie Festival in
January (as are Helena and Josh), Michael Way and his dedicated crew will give us a very cabaret sneak peek at their take on one of rock’s finest legends.