Sarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery

Music (theatre)

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    Sight not needed
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Description

Sarah Jane Morris with her unique and powerful voice celebrates John Martyn illuminating his life and art in her new show Sweet Little Mystery. Directed by writer and comedian Mark Thomas this event includes unreleased footage of Martyn and interviews with his close friends and family. Sarah Jane topped the charts in the 80s with the Communards and has become one of Britain's most accomplished and celebrated singers. She and her outrageously talented band with arrangements and sublime guitar playing by Tony Rémy bring to Edinburgh one of the highlights of the musical year.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is an alternative entrance used for the lift access which FOH will assist and guide with.If not taking the accessible route there are 6 steps up into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Sara Craig 39 days ago

You don't have to know about John Martyn or Sarah Jane Morris/Tony Remy/Tim Canfield to enjoy their fabulous life-enhancing music. Sarah Jane has a wonderful voice. I did not think that i could listen to Solid Air from anyone else but John Martyn but this was something else. Just book and go!

Duncan Jones 41 days ago

I've long been a fan of Sarah Jane Morris but this was the first time I'd seen her perform live. I'm also a fan of John Martyn's work and here, the two blend perfectly. Tony Remy's guitar work is sensational and Sarah Jane wears Martyn's songs like a cloak. It's only on until Saturday but don't miss it if you love music.

John Cook 42 days ago

Saw this show on Sunday and it was brilliant. The brilliant songs of John Martyn delivered with Sarah Jane's amazing voice and Tony Remi's brilliant acoustic guitar playing.
The music - folk/jazz/soul fusion - would be enjoyable to any music fan. Four of us went - and the two that did not know Martyn's music enjoyed it as much as the two who did.

Simon Holder 42 days ago

Quite extraordinary show. Extraordinary voice. Sarah Jane Morris doesn't do covers of John Martyn songs- she completely inhabits them and expands them. Songs are interspersed with filmed reminiscences and stories about Martyn from friends, family and colleagues. But this isn't just a tribute show - though it certainly does honour to Martyn - in SJM's performances, supported by two superb guitarists, Martyn project collaborator Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield, these songs come vividly alive. Go and hear for yourself, if you possibly can.

Julie Martin 43 days ago

John Martin will be smiling! Fabulous tribute with a fabulous performance. 2 guitars and one amazing voice. You did the man proud.


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One4Review (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

Sarah Jane Morris and Tony Remy provide a fitting homage to the late great John Martyn through their own interpretation of his music. They are joined on stage by Tim Cansfield their long term collaborator on acoustic guitar....

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

Sarah Jane Morris is affectionately remembered as Jimmy Somerville’s deep vocal foil on The Communards’ hit Don’t Leave Me This Way but her own career has encompassed jazz, soul, classical and world music. ...

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Radio Summerhall Reviews 39 days ago

The powerful yet controlled vocals ofSarah Jane Morris, together with the dazzling guitar skills of Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield, explore the Sweet Little Mystery of John Martyn’s music in a manner that captures the essence of the songs without being straight lifts from the original recordings. A manner which I guess the man himself would have approved of, given that I saw him play live a fair number of times over the years, and I don’t think he played a song the same way twice.

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South Side Advertiser (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Sarah Jane Morris – “Sweet Little Mystery” at Assembly George Square Studios 3 was my first Fringe show of 2019 and it is always good to start off on a high-note. This collaborative tribute between Sarah Jane Morris (vocals) and Tony Rémy (guitar) is a tribute from the heart to one of the most original musicians and songwriters of his generation - John Martyn (born Iain David McGeachy 1948, died 2009) and celebrates his life and work through some of the wonderful music that he left behind him for us all to still enjoy.

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The List (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

Heartfelt tribute to the music of John Martyn...

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