Fiona Stewart – Bijou’s Secret

Bijou's Secret is a music theatre play written and performed by Fiona Stewart

Bijou’s Secret ist ein Musik-Theater-Stück der australischen Autorin, Sängerin und Schauspielerin Fiona Stewart. Sie erzählt die Geschichte von 3 Generationen Frauen – Großmutter, Mutter und Tochter – die sich mit einer Migrationsgeschichte beschäftigen: von Europa nach Australien. Dieser Migrationsstrom ist gar noch nicht so lange her wie er vergessen scheint.
bitterernst beteiligt sich über Nikkolo Feuermacher an der Realisierung dieser Produktion. DDabei wird Fiona Stewart vom Gitarristen Julius Schwing live begleitet. Das Stück ist für kleine und mittlere Bühnen geeignet. Die Anwesenheit der beiden Künstler ermöglicht ausserdem Konzerte von THE STEWART SCHWING DUO und Workshops in bodymusic. Renommierte PartnerINNEN unterstützen bereits unsere Unternehmung (siehe unten). Wenn auch Sie sich für die Realisierung der Gastspielreihe engagieren möchten, hinterlassen Sie Ihre Daten im Kommentar. Danke.

Bijou’s Secret
was premiering May 22nd 2012 at the Salamanca Arts Centre, had two seasons in Tasmania, one in Melbourne and appeared at the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis / USA in 2014.
Bijou’s Secret is a one woman musical play by Fiona Stewart about grief, art and healing. Three generations of women, inextricably entwined, share with us how they each navigate their way through loss, terror and uncertainty. Audiences have told us that it is a powerful and universal story; one which embraces both humour and tragedy.
A mother hides the truth.
A daughter seeks it.
A grandchild runs from it.
A secret is finally revealed that has traversed generations and continents.
Songs from Gabriel Fauré, Kurt Weill, Artie Shaw and Fiona Stewart have been reinterpreted, transcribed and arranged for classical guitar by the talented Julius Schwing, who will also accompany the performances.

Bijou’s Secret is a new music theatre work that explores the inheritance of lies, loss, artistic legacy and personal identity. Fiona Stewart as author, director and performer.

What other people say and write about her work and BIJOU’S SECRET:

Review in Australian Stage from 24.05.2012

Fiona’s work is beautiful, evocative and compelling. What she offers is rich and poetic. A real theatrical imagination. She is an amazing talent.
Rosalba Clemente, Chair of the Theatre Board, Australia Council (June 2011)

It is high time for Fiona to showcase and share her considerable talents. She has been hiding her light under a bushel. Her work is a rich addition to the Tasmanian creative landscape.”
Robert Jarman, director, designer and actor

I have always been impressed and often inspired by Fiona’s abilities and talents as a performer, actor and musician. At NIDA, Fiona was regarded by all of us, pupils and staff, as an exceptional actor with an extraordinary range.
Merridy Eastman, actor and writer

Some material from BIJOU’S SECRET:

5:41 clip from the first night:

bitterernst is supporting the production and it’s following world tour through arts activist Nikkolo Feuermacher („as serious as dark chocolate“) who already bought a show brings it to Vienna/Austria in October 2013. For tickets and tour dates look here.
We already have the following partners for our tour:

Shakespeare & Company Booksellers

Shakespeare & Company Booksellers

Internationales Theater Institut der UNESCO, Zentrum Österreich

Internationales Theater Institut der UNESCO, Zentrum Österreich

If you inted to support the European tour, please leave a comment on this page.

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