Classic Blues Women - Americas first Royalty

Starring Joanne Bell with Hans Malte Witte

Touching, funny, sarcastic and informative. The amazing Joanne Bell, seen before in "Bessie and Billie", "Porgy and Bess" and "Ain't Missbehaving" takes you on an entertaining journey through some of the orgin's of Blues music. The actress singer portrays some of the most influential, glamorous and shrewd women of Blues from 1920 to 1930 such as: "The Queen Mother" Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, "The uncrowned Queen" Ida Cox, "The Comeback Queen" Alberta Hunter, "Queen Victoria" Victoria Spivey and the legendary "Empress" Bessie Smith, Prepare yourself for this must see fusion of witty antics, parlor games and old school slang.

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Joanne Bell - Vocals

Hans Malte Witte - Piano

The English Theatre of Hamburg e.V. is a private, professional theatre, the first to be founded in the whole of Germany.

It is subsidized in part by the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and is a non-profit organization and a member of the Deutscher Bühnenverein. Enjoy one of our evening or daytime performances of an English language play. Our international audience includes students of English as well as native speakers.

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