You’re invited to join me for a ‘truly virtuosic performance… a masterclass’ (★★★★★ London Theatre 1) with Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas, care of the West End transfer of Songs for Nobodies.
On stage for 90 minutes accompanied by live musicians and ‘performed with astounding versatility’ (★★★★ The Reviews Hub), award-winning Australian singer and actor Bernadette Robinson‘s miraculous voice shifts from the smoky blues of Holiday to the thrilling soprano of Callas, via Garland, Cline and Piaf.
With consummate ease, Robinson breathes new life into the five legendary performers and the five ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame. The piece was written specifically for Robinson by award-winning Australian playwright Joanna Murray Smith, whose hit play Switzerland precedes Songs for Nobodies at the Ambassadors.
This ‘tour de force’ (★★★★★ Broadway World), showcasing Robinson in her critically-acclaimed one-woman performance of a lifetime, is ‘a fabulous story’ (★★★★ The Times).
Returning due to phenomenal demand, Songs For Nobodies transfers for this limited West End season following its European premiere in 2018 at Wilton’s Music Hall and international touring success.
For the Q&A after the 7.45pm performance of Songs for Nobodies on Friday 11 January 2019, I’ll be joined by Bernadette Robinson for an intimate and in-depth discussion.
How do women deal with the destruction? How has the Harvey Weinstein scandal affected the women left behind? Not just for those he raped and harassed. what about for his wife? For his daughters? Thinking about this provided inspiration for Liv Warden’s debut play ANOMALY…
It’s 6am. News has just broken that Phillip Preston, media mogul and film-industry powerhouse has been arrested for assaulting his wife. His three daughters, who lead separate lives, are left with the fallout.
As they battle the world’s press, the board members of Preston International and each other, they soon find themselves not only fighting to save the Preston dynasty but to protect everything they know to be true.
In our Kardashian soaked culture of sensationalism, victims’ testimonies are finally being taken seriously and the world is listening. But, this play is not about men like Harvey Weinstein. It’s about how the women in the lives of men like him are affected when the truth is spat out.
Livia Warden‘s ANOMALY is a war cry for the women who have been left to pick up the pieces. The premiere production is directed by Adam Small for Wild Child Productions.
For the Q&A after the 75-minute matinee of ANOMALY on Sunday 13 January 2019, I’ll be joined by the writer, director and members of the cast.