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BIJOU – A Cabaret of Secrets

17 – 27 August 2016

Written and performed by Chrissy Shaw
with Pianist Alan Hicks


You’re in a café-bar in Paris 1933. A wine, a chat; the music plays… you become aware of a new face in the crowd. A ravaged figure in faded finery and fake pearls, enters. The evening takes an unexpected turn, as ‘Madame Bijou’ former Queen of the Demi-Monde, sees an unflattering photo of herself by Brassai, and unleashes a string of intimate, colourful and shocking memories. Music of Satie, Weill, Hollander, Bruant and many more accompanies her stories and songs, allowing a glimpse into the private, sensual world of a riveting Parisienne.

Bijou is full of delightful surprises.
Chrissie Shaw, award-winning theatre veteran, is joined by leading accompanist Alan Hicks as the long-suffering bar pianist. Chrissie has worked as an actor/musician in many productions in Canberra. She has written, produced, composed music for and performed in several independent shows, all premiering in Canberra and touring extensively.

Venue: Depot Theatre

Theatre Company: SmallShows Productions


Performances Dates, Times & Tickets

17 – 27 Aug 2016

Wed – Sat 8:00pm
Sun 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Adults $32
Concession $27
Groups 10+ $27
Wednesdays $22
School Students $22
Previews $22
Teachers free with 10 or more student

Transaction fees may apply


Duration: N/A



Director: Susan Pilbeam


With: Chrissy Shaw with Pianist Alan Hicks


Producer: Alana Teasdale
Designer: Imogen Keen
Lighting Designer: Gillian Schwab
Stage Manager: Alana Teasdale