Doris Day: 20 years of a film legend; 89 Years of Life
Sarah Weller presents the songs that proliferated Doris Day’s film career comprising of the legendary Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk, Love Me or Leave Me and Young at Heart. Doris Day’s film career lasted just twenty years, debuting in 1948 with “Romance on the High Seas” and concluding with the family classic, “With Six You Get Eggroll”.
Sarah Weller, a lifelong fan, takes us on a tour of the songs that highlighted the films and made her into the biggest female box office star ever. Interspersed with facts about her life and her co-stars, this performance also celebrates Doris’ 89th birthday and the continuing interest in her life with new album releases, a BFI series dedicated to her films and the release of a new songbook. This is a show suited to fans young and old.
“With a humble assurance befitting the experienced performer that she is, singer Sarah Weller treads lightly on the 'American apple pie' phenomenon of the iconic Doris whilst touching on some of the darker aspects of her often less than satisfactory relationships with the men in her life. No mere mimicry - this well-paced show is Sarah's own 'non-ironic' take on Day's life emanating from a genuine love of her heroine's persona as a great actress as well as the show-stopping singer who touched all our hearts!”(Paul Pace – Music Co-ordinator for Ronnie Scott’s and The Spice of Life Jazz)