Following the success of her previous, sold-out one-woman shows, “Pennsylvania Avenue”, “The Show Goes On” and “Songs for Nobodies” (a hit in both Australia and London), Bernadette Robinson is back on Australian stages with her new post-pandemic solo tour-de-force, “DIVAS”.
Directed and co-devised by the widely recognised Simon Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, Love Never Dies, Muriel’s Wedding, The Musical) and starring Bernadette Robinson, this time around it is all about the songs.
Bernadette’s critically acclaimed, rare vocal gifts (the Times of London called her “a jaw-dropping talent” and The Australian described her performance as “Beyond virtuosity to the sublime”) will detonate every single song in this emotion-fuelled concert.
Simon Phillips said “I’ve been working with Bernadette for over a decade and my awe at her talent remains undiminished. Every time she opens her mouth to ‘become' a new singing legend, I shake my head in disbelief. I should be used to it, but it never ceases to amaze and thrill me. And this new show adds a number of brand new divas to her repertoire, which makes it doubly exciting."
The show will be an in-depth, full-on musical journey through the repertoire of ten of our greatest popular music DIVAS: Edith Piaf, Amy Winehouse, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Maria Callas, Kate Bush, Dolly Parton, Karen Carpenter Miley Cyrus and Judy Garland. Robinson will inhabit their most famous songs and their musings on life, music, audiences and their individual challenges and triumphs.
Bernadette Robinson said: “In DIVAS, I aspire to bring to life ten of the most wondrous voices of our time. Each singer is so utterly thrilling. To honour them through my own voice and heart is an enormous challenge and a privilege.”
With backing from a band of superb musicians and Simon Phillips’ masterful direction, Robinson’s audacious and dramatic vocal evocations of each of the DIVAS will dazzle and delight. Don’t miss this world premiere from the Australian star dubbed “The Divas’ Diva”.
Sydney based producer, Harley Medcalf (Burn The Floor, Barry Humphries, Billy Connolly) is once again the driving force behind this new show, ensuring the very best production values are magically polished for a superb night’s entertainment.
Harley Medcalf said “I love the theatrical twist of one plus one equals three, it reflects the stage magic of the Robinson/Phillips partnership.”