Music of Elvis Costello inspires They Call Her Natasha at the Everyman

Critically acclaimed singer songwriter Lou Dalgleish plays Elsie Costello in the Edinburgh festival hit show They Call Her Natasha. This drama laced with, and inspired by, the music of Elvis Costello at the Everyman from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 February.

Dalgleish’s character spawned from the line “They call her Natasha but she looks like Elsie”, taken from Costello’s classic hit I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea. Having set up Murdered with Kindness theatre company, They Call Her Natasha is written by renowned singer songwriters Lou Dalgleish and Michael Weston King and tells the story of Elsie Costello. As dialogue intertwines with the songs of Elvis Costello, Elsie’s story strangely mirrors that of her male counterpart.

The show celebrates Costello’s work, ranging from his 1976 debut album, My Aim Is True, right through to All This Useless Beauty of 1996. They Call Her Natasha presents his songs with flair and imagination, and whilst always remaining true to the spirit of the original versions, interpretations of such classics as Accidents Will Happen, Shipbuilding, Alison and I Want You, have the hallmarks of one of finest voices around stamped on them.

They Call Her Natasha is not only a credit to the writing genius of Costello, but also to the talents of Lou Dalgleish, Michael Weston King and Gladstone Wilson in their own right. All fans of great songs, great music and great vocals should not miss this show!

Lou Dalgleish has made four albums in a career that has taken her music across Europe, America and Japan, playing alongside the likes of Bryan Ferry and Wet Wet Wet. Her album Calmer features an intimate version of Costello’s Indoor Fireworks.

Although widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest singer songwriters in her own right, Lou Dalgleish often turns her artistic attentions to the work of her main influence, Elvis Costello. Indeed, she has also toured with The Brodsky Quartet, performing songs from the album they co-wrote with Costello, The Juliet Letters.

Michael Weston King provides poignant narration, as well as superb guitar-vocals within the show, while Lou’s breathtaking vocals are accompanied by the phenomenal keyboard skills of Gladstone Wilson.


Murdered with Kindness presents – They Call Her Natasha
Wednesday 23 to  Saturday 26 February
Liverpool Everyman, Hope Street, L1 9BH    
Evenings at 7.30pm

Ticket prices: £10 – £16
Box Office: 0151 709 4776
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