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Ida Barr

ARTIFICIAL HIP HOP
(The Angina Monologues)


"MISSY ELLIOT MEETS MARIE LLOYD. AWE INSPIRING" The Guardian

Currently reduced to pensioner poverty in London's East End Ida Barr - our very own doyen of music-hall/rap fusion - is keen to re-establish herself as a creative artist and to this is currently showcasing her unique 'stylie' at venues around the country. Thrill to her version of Missy Elliot's She's a Bitch and get down as Ida drops some rhymes about the topics that matter - her home help, flu jabs and the fall she had doing the Hokey Cokey last Diwali in her sheltered accommodation. (Thabo Mbeki Court - formerly Winnie Mandela House, E9).

"NO ONE MASHES UP MUSIC HALL AND RAP LIKE BARR" Evening Standard

Ida first appeared on the British stage as an infant in a pantomime at the turn of the last century singing A Marrow's A Banana's Father, the song that made her name. Since then 'the original ragtime girl' has survived wars, the decline of variety, the break-up of her marriage to 'the only Scottish Yiddisher fusilier in the Irish Guards' and recurrent financial embarrassment.


Ida, a favourite of Radio 4's Woman's Hour, is the creation of Olivier Award-winning character comedian Christopher Green who has also been nominated for Australia's Green Room Award 2004 (best cabaret artist, and best cabaret show) for Ida's sister creation, Tina C. Chris has also written several works for BBC Radio 4 including End Of The Pier and Tina C's Tiny Island Tour.

Other broadcasts include Ginger Nation (C4), So What If I Am? (Radio 4), Abba Documentary (1st Independent/Polygram), Dating Hell (Action Time), Bedhopping (Gimlet TV/C), A Salted Nut (Paramount Comedy Channel), The Third Party (Polari/C4), Piccadilly Pickups (Millivers Feature Film).