Nicky Gayner's EMPTY NEST Set for Edinburgh Fringe, Begin. Tonight
La Favorita Freestival presents Nicky Gayner's Empty Nest as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
An uplifting musical cabaret about life after the children have flown the nest.
Empty Nest takes the audience on a mother's voyage of rediscovery, weaving together the joys and trials of raising a child and examining the future a woman faces after her children have left home.
Nicky Gayner, has turned 50 and after 20 years of parenting, this experienced London based cabaret singer brings her first full solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Using songs and stories from her own life in a heart-warming hour, directed by Sarah-Louise Young (Julie Madly Deeply, Fascinating Aida), Nicky's show also highlights what new challenges there are for a woman and a mother at this stage in her life.
Women's press often concludes that 50 is an invisible age, a time of difficult change with little social empathy or support. But this doesn't have to be the case - instead of despairing during the last decade, Nicky developed a second career as a singer and her years of life experience serve as a vibrant backdrop to her music, aiding the interpretation of her chosen songs.
Drawing from a range of familiar and lesser-known Jazz and musical theatre classics, Nicky sings works by Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Maltby & Shire, Schwartz, Loesser , Van Heusen and more.
Nicky Gayner studied with BBC Award winner Anita Wardell, and is an alumni of the renowned Cabaret Conference at Yale and Paul L Martin's The Singer's Cabaret Workshop in London. She has also been the Associate Artist for Cabaret at Wilton's Music Hall.
In London she has performed at classic venues such as The Vortex, The Pheasantry and The Crazy Coqs and now brings her Empty Nest to the Edinburgh Fringe for its world premier.
Director: Sarah-Louise Young
Music Director: Sam Cable
Venue. Fingers Piano Bar, Frederick St, Edinburgh,
August 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24
Free show, non ticketed.