Monday, September 10

Songs for Nobodies to transfer to Ambassadors Theatre

Joanna Murray-Smith's play Songs for Nobodies,    which originally had its European premiere at Wilton's Music Hall in March 2018 is to transfer to the West End running at the Ambassadors Theatre for 7 weeks from 9th January-23rd February 2019:
(opening night 10th January, previews from 7th January).

Featuring songs from five iconic singers,the piece is a one-woman show performed by Bernadette Robinson and was written specifically to showcase the talents of the actress. The Australian performer is on stage for 90 minutes accompanied by live musicians, when her miraculous voice shifts from the smoky blues of Billie Holiday to the thrilling soprano of Maria Callas, via Garland, Cline and Piaf. 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.

Directed by Simon Philips the show tells  intimate tales of each artists brief encounters, Robinson seamlessly brings to life each 'nobody' whilst with phenomenal control of tone, accent and vocal style, she thrillingly inhabits each legendary and iconic singer  in 'a performance masterclass' that has received rave reviews across multiple sell out seasons internationally.

Murray-Smith's other plays include Honour at the Park Theatre and Switzerland at Theatre Royal Bath. In our four star review of the show, WhatsOnStage's Alun Hood called Robinson's performance 'Spellbinding', adding "Murray-Smith's writing is punchy and sweet, and the stories, fanciful as they are, have real charm and satisfying emotional depth."

Robinson's previous credits include Pennsylvania Avenue and she was nominated for a Helpmann Award (Australia's equivalent of the Oliviers) for Best Female Actor in a Play.

Tickets for songs For Nobodies

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