Zandra Queen of Jazz

Arlo Fillmore interviewed Richard Lennon, the Composer, Musician, Sound Designer, and Co-Artistic Director of Darn Skippy Productions about the one woman show ‘Zandra Queen of Jazz’.

Fresh from a completely sold-out run at Smock Alley Theatre, Darn Skippy Productions present Zandra, Queen of Jazz — a play with original music, based on an extraordinary true story.

With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world. Born in Phibsborough, Dublin in 1903, she was Ireland’s first female saxophonist. While the twenties roared she found her way through Europe to Berlin. The dictators rose; the books burned; the bombs dropped…and Zandra played her sax.