Songs For Nobodies set for return tour of Australia

Australia, it's our lucky day, and 2013 is going to be our lucky year. How can you tell? Joanna Murray-Smith's critically acclaimed one-woman show Songs for Nobodies, starring powerhouse vocalist and performer Bernadette Robinson, is set for a return season in January.

Songs For Nobodies
Bernadette Robinson in Songs For Nobodies

Beginning in Melbourne on January 2, 2013, Songs for Nobodies will also travel to Sydney and Adelaide.

The show, and the extraordinary Bernadette Robinson, has garnered in its previous season astonishing reviews from critics in both Melbourne and Sydney. Its fans are as high-profile as Geoffrey Rush, Barry Humphries, Fred Schepisi, Max Gillies, Jane Turner and Rhonda Burchmore.

In Songs For Nobodies,

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas touch the lives of five ordinary women and their stories magically combine in a most moving and uplifting theatrical event.

Robinson seamlessly transforms, with phenomenal control of tone and accent, to bring to life each nobody and each legendary singer. Her voice shifts from the smoky blues of Billie Holiday to the thrilling soprano of Maria Callas, via Garland, Cline and Piaf, with consummate ease.

Director Simon Philips said, “When the show opened in Melbourne people were, much to my delight, simply transfixed by it.

Many had never heard of Bernadette Robinson, they felt like she was an unknown figure and they’d uncovered a genius. She always got a standing ovation at the end of every show and people were both amazed and exhilarated by what they saw.”

Everyone knows who Bernadette Robinson is now. And so should you. If you haven't seen her or this extraordinary show yet, be sure to get your tickets fast – this one is going to sell out quickly.

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Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue