Following her acclaimed sold-out season in London's West End,Bernadette Robinson returns to Australiafor a limited engagement playingatSydney Opera Housefrom23 January to 9 February 2020.
First performed 10 years ago,SONGS FOR NOBODIES will be at Sydney Opera House from 23 January with new shows being added taking the season to Sunday 9 February 2020. This spellbinding one woman play,is a tour de force of imagined encounters between five mid 20th-century divas, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas, and five ordinary women.
Renowned Australian playwrightJoanna Murray-Smithhas mined a rich seam of longing, humour and quiet frustration to conjure the alchemic effect these women's encounters with their musical idols have on their lives - from right there in the moment to their future choices.
Under the direction ofSimon Phillips, Robinson switches characters and vocals without a breath, each song choice a glorious homage and celebration, delivered with passion and emotion that few ever come close to. Every audience member intimately feels that her performance is just for them.
SONGS FOR NOBODIES withBernadette Robinsonwas a huge success in the West End, with great reviews for her performance, and for the show generally. As a result, the production was nominated for the UK's most prestigious theatre award – anOlivier Award.
SONGS FOR NOBODIES showcases Robinson's astonishing talent for recreating the great singers of the past. On stage for 90 minutes accompanied by live musicians, her miraculous voice shifts from the smoky blues to a thrilling soprano. With consummate ease, she breathes new life into the five legendary performers and the five ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame.
SONGS FOR NOBODIES was originally written forBernadette RobinsonbyJoanna Murray-Smithon a commission fromSimon Phillipsas Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Venue: Sydney Opera House, Playhouse
Dates & Times: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm; Saturday & Wednesday 2pm; Sundays 5pm
Tuesday 4 Feb to Thursday 6 Feb 7.30pm; Fri 7 Feb 6pm & 9pm;
Wednesday & Saturday 2pm; Sunday 9 Feb at 5pm
Bookings: Sydney Opera House or https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/musical-theatre/2020/songs-for-nobodies.html