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Grosse Bühne: Highlights 16/17
Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales:

Room 29

  • © Alexandre Isard
  • Fri, 17.03.2017 20:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 18.03.2017 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sun, 19.03.2017 20:00
    Kampnagel – K6 Sold Out

Do you believe in ghosts?

What if a room could tell you the life-stories of the people that have inhabited it ? Better still : what if it could sing you those stories?

Would that be of interest to you?

Then you may want to come & see «Room 29».

«Room 29» is a multi-media musical entertainment devised & performed by Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker. 
For the past 3 years they have been working on a song-cycle concerning  the goings-on in Room 29 of the Château Marmont hotel in Hollywood. Now, through the music of Chilly Gonzales & the words of Jarvis Cocker -  along with clips from classic Hollywood movies, live dance & audience participation – this room is ready to reveal its secrets for the first time. 

Featuring contributions from film historian David Thomson & the stories of famous former occupants of the room such as Jean Harlow & Howard Hughes, the show will also attempt to unpick the way a heady concoction dreamt up in the immediate vicinity of the hotel went on to intoxicate the entire population of  planet Earth. Or,(to quote the sub-title of David Thomson’s book «The Big Screen»): it is also «the story of the movies & what they did to us».

For the duration of one evening the entire audience will be occupants of Room 29. You will be greeted by our concierge & you will be given a key. Sit down, get comfortable – it will be our pleasure to serve up a night of entertainment like no other : Room 29 may be a real location in Hollywood, California -  but it is also a place within each one of us. Through this collection of songs we hope to open the door to that room for all those of you who wish to explore it. How’s that for Room Service ?

The record album of «Room 29» will be released by Deutsche Grammophon in the Spring of 2017.

The first live performances of the show will take place on March 17 at Kampnagel - Center For Finer Arts in Hamburg.

We look forward to welcoming you as our guest. 


Eine Produktion von Kampnagel International Center for Finer Arts, Jarvis Cocker und Chilly Gonzales.

Presented by Rolling Stone and NDR Kultur.

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