Barbara – La Solitude
Jessica Walker (singer-writer) and Joseph Atkins (pianist-arranger)


Friday, 12 July


8:00 pm


The Astor Theatre
Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB
Jessica Walker

Following the film ‘Franz’, Jessica Walker’s show Barbara – La Solitude explores the extraordinary life and work of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. Barely known outside of her native France, Barbara was born Monique Serf in Paris in 1930. She first became known for her interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens, before developing her own uniquely intimate style of song-writing and performance. Renowned for the dark and complex emotions she grappled with through song, her biggest number, L’Aigle Noir, sold more than a million copies in a day, and her sudden death in 1997, aged 67, prompted a national outpouring of grief. Singer-writer Jessica Walker and pianist-arranger Joseph Atkins evoke Barbara’s inner conflict and brilliance in this new theatrical homage to a forgotten star.

The performance is followed by a short Q&A between Jessica, Joe and DMA’s Artistic Director, Luke Styles.

Photo: Shay Rowan

A taster of Barbara:


How much?

Ticket Price: £20
Under 25s: Half price


All tickets are unreserved and doors open before each event approximately 30 minutes before the show starts.

Telephone bookings:

01304 370 220

Book in person at The Astor Theatre:

Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB.

Box Office opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

There will also be a box office at each event taking cash, card or cheque.

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