Date: Thursday 11th January 2018
Bessie Smith 'Empress of the Blues'
Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her band (internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on guitar and Richard Sadler on upright bass plus a horn section) perform to a narrated show featuring music and songs of the period as well as a large proportion of Bessie‘s work.
The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death.
N.B. There is an age restriction of age 14 and over for this event.
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The Acorn, Penzance is a small, independently run arts venue with charitable status, in the heart of Penzance, Cornwall.
Being an intimate and friendly venue has meant that it has become highly regarded by visiting artists and audiences alike. By presenting the best of small scale arts and entertainment The Acorn, Penzance is one of the longest running venues in Cornwall.
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(Children over 3yrs, unless otherwise stated on the event)
Please note that, unless otherwise stated, a £1.00 Theatre Fund has been added to the price of all tickets to help maintain The Acorn as a community arts venue