Don’t Bother To Knock
Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney
Written by Helen Dallimore and Richard Carroll
Starring Helen Dallimore
Directed by Richard Carroll
Award-winning actress, singer, writer, comedian and borderline national treasure Helen Dallimore has split Australia’s sides with her expert impressions on television in Channel 7’s Double Take, and on stage in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue. Not content with winning acclaim for her many roles with the STC, winning over audiences as Glinda in the original West End cast of Wicked, and winning awards for her role in the Australian production of Legally Blonde – Dallimore now brings her ingenious impersonation skills back with a bang in this tour-de-force one-woman cabaret show.
Don’t Bother to Knock is ‘hosted’ by Helen Dallimore, who then transforms flawlessly into Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton and Madonna – each one a platinum pioneer who went before her. Utilising little more than a blonde wig, a microphone and a little complimentary lighting – audiences will delight in seeing and hearing these iconic women come alive onstage. Featuring a host of each star’s iconic songs (as well as a few surprises), Don’t Bother to Knock gives you a fresh appreciation of what made them all genuine trail-blazers.