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Ida Barr debuts at The Museum of Comedy – 27 & 28 May 2017
May 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Currently reduced to pensioner poverty in London’s East End Ida Barr – our very own doyen of musichall/rap fusion – is keen to re-establish herself as a creative artist and to this end has decided to showcase her unique ‘stylie’
Thrill to her version of Missy Elliot’s She’s a Bitch and get down as Ida drops some rhymes about the topics that matter – her home help, flu jabs and the fall she had doing the Hokey Cokey last Diwali in her sheltered accommodation.
Ida first appeared on the British stage as an infant in a pantomime at the turn of the last century singing A Marrow’s A Banana’s Father, the song that made her name. Since then ‘the original ragtime girl’ has survived wars, the decline of variety, the break-up of her marriage to ‘the only Scottish Yiddisher fusilier in the Irish Guards’ and recurrent financial embarrassment.
Ida, a favourite of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, is the creation of Olivier Award-winning character comedian Christopher Green.
“Missy Elliot meets Marie Lloyd. Awe inspiring” – The Guardian
“No mere drag act… To use dancefloor parlance, no one mashes up music hall and rap like Barr.” – Evening Standard