Bijou A Cabaret of Desire was a meta-histrionic gallop through the fortunes of Madame Bijou. Interspersed with European music of the 1930s, Bijou's story was performed across several small stages as she wandered through the cabaret seating singing, and fortunes for coins and wine.
Bijou was lit primarily with diffused fleshy tones which bled away to exposing open white as her mask falls away. Brechtian ballads collected cold harsh angles and patterned lavender decorated Satie's bohemian melodies.
Chrissie Shaw in Bijou by Chrissie Shaw
Directed by Susan Pilbeam, Lighting Design by Gillian Schwab, Set Design by Imogen Keen, Costume Design by Victoria Worley, photos by Sarah Nathan-Truesdale