“THE AMAZING MISS ROSIE COOPER CHANDELIER SPECTACULAR”
At the Hackney Empire
23rd July 2007, 3pm
“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Good Evening! And welcome – welcome! To one of the most extraordinary spectacles your eyes will ever see! One of the most amazing, incredible performances – the most undoubtedly incredible of theatrical spectaculars – currently showing IN THE WORLD! Ladies and Gentlemen, PREPARE yourselves – if indeed you can - for the show that will drive you WILD with excitement (yes! We will amaze you beyond all reason)… and please, please hold on to your hats whilst we escort you into the incredible, amazing, wonderful, phenomenal, fabulously incredible world of… THE AMAZING MISS ROSIE COOPER CHANDELIER SPECTACULAR!”
Yes - “The Amazing Miss Rosie Cooper Chandelier Spectacular” is about to make its London debut in the sumptuous main theatre at the Hackney Empire, after its sell-out one-night-only show at “Hoellenfahrt” theatre festival in Vienna.
In Vienna, most of the audience went wild for the show – shouting out after the climax “Again! Again!”, waiting in the auditorium, glued to their seats, keeping up their applause for a little too long… Perhaps with the idea that, in answer to all of their praise, the show would indeed be repeated, or that something else to top it (if that were possible!) would spring out from the wings and on to the stage.
However, as the moments drew on, and the applause gradually lost its natural momentum, the audience realised that all was left for them to do was to slowly file out of the theatre, have a drink at the bar, and perhaps discreetly watch Rosie Cooper and her assistants as she toasts the all-round success of the show with a little champagne.
Artist / Director: Rosie Cooper
Project Manager: Josh Knowles
Compere: David Piper
Chandelier maker / Technician: Tim Graves
The original length of the performance was 15 minutes in total.
Below is a heavily edited version of the performance presented at the Hackney Empire.