A cabaret of musical lunacy







Monica Salvi -

The patient is an Italian actress and singer graduated from the Royal Academy of Music’s Postgraduate Musical Theatre Course. After graduation, she is one of Sir Elton John’s backing singers at the Concert for Diana (Wembley Arena, London) and a member of the West End Chorus for Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall, London).

Due to her Italian fiery passion and red hair, she soon specialises in quirky and mad roles, such as the mad Bertha in Jane Eyre the musical (Bridewell Theatre, London), a few mythical creatures in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kenneth More Theatre, London), and also originating the roles of Polly Flinders in the new musical Nursery Crimes (King’s Head Theatre, London) and Mademoiselle Syphilis in Nadav Wiesel’s Femme Fatale (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).

She is a backing singer for Anthem: The Concert with Brian May, Kerry Ellis and Adam Pascal, and is part of the ensemble in The Night of the 1000 Stars (both at Royal Albert Hall).

She appears as Luisa Contini in Nine (Kenneth More Theatre), Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (Rome, Italy), and Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Theatre Clwyd, Mold), Violet Gibson in Violet & Mussolini (Rome). In 2018, she receives a Best Actress Award for her performance as Mata Hari in "The Last Night of Mata Hari", in Rome.

As well as performing in other people's shows, she produces and performs her one woman show Mad Women my Attic! gaining both the public and the critics’ approval, in Brighton, Edinburgh and London. She brings the show to the United Solo Festival in New York, making her official off-Broadway debut, and this adventure gains her a Best Cabaret Award at the festival.

Monica is also a certified gong practitioner and sound therapist.

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© Monica Salvi 2013/2017


© Monica Salvi 2013/2017




Clare McKenna - Director


Dublin born and based in London, Clare trained with Philippe Gaulier in Paris & London. A lover of devising and new writing,

she is currently working on an ongoing project she set up with Mind Yourself.  Recording stories about Irish emigration to London through film,

sound and books. Have a story to share? Contact: [email protected]  Her work has taken her to New York (LAByranth Th.),

and festivals such as The London Mime Festival; The Shanghai International Theatre Festival; The Tokyo Spring Festival;

The Dublin & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals; The Derry ‘George Farquhar Theatre Festival’, and others.

Movement Direction includes: Skin Tight (The Park Theatre, London, Exeter Festival 2013); The Wild Duck (BARD Th, New York);

King John (Union Theatre, London); Irish Blood, English Heart (Trafalgar Studios); The Roman Bath (Arcola Theatre).  

Directing includes: Our Saviouress (GRAFT, The Pleasance Theatre); The Stupid Sisters (E’space Catastrophe, Belguim); Giddy Goat (Goldsmiths);

The Six Swans (Goldsmiths).   As a producer: Amadan (London tour); Amadan 2 (The Seville Clown Festival).  

Clare is also a highly experienced workshop facilitator. Companies includes: Ambassadors Th. Group, The Almeida, The Barbican, The Old Vic.  

As resident director at The Almeida, her work included directing The Almeida Young Peoples Touring Company and various other projects;

At Ambassadors, The Young Actors Company (The Ripple Effect, Richmond Th.).   When not directing the boards, she threads the boards.

Most recently at The Assembly Rooms (Ed. Fest) and then touring with Big Telly Th. Co.

Further info: @Clare_Mc_Kenna

© Monica Salvi 2013/2018