The Show Goes On
The Show Goes On
Sydney Opera House, August – September 2017
Starring Bernadette Robinson
Created by Richard Carroll and Bernadette Robinson
Directed by Richard Carroll
Musical Director Martine Wengrow
Designer Lauren Peters
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
“The Show Goes On” is a truism, that embodies all the drama, glamour and star power of the world’s greatest divas. Bernadette Robinson brings to life their songs, their moods, exploring and celebrating the singers most adored by the public over the last 75 years.
From Judy Garland to Edith Piaf, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Maria Callas and many more. Women who laid bare their lives for their audience, who loved and lost in dramatic style, who hungered for fame and were, perhaps, broken by it. Regardless they expressed themselves through music on their own terms.
Bernadette recreates their vulnerabilities, humour, doubts and fears, intertwined through the power of their song. Relive the highs and lows as this incredible performer brings each of the iconic singers to life once more.
In the runaway success of Songs For Nobodies, the unique acting and singing talents of Bernadette Robinson were embraced by audiences and critics alike. “The Show Goes On” is the latest production from this transformative performer, it will delight her fans and astound those who see her for the first time.
“Cleverly locks both character and text into the musical journey… well-conceived and structured… classily staged by co creator Richard Carroll”
– Australian Stage Online
“Directed with great polish by Richard Carroll… Under Carroll’s direction the show is terrifically devised and structured as a showcase for Robinson’s phenomenal talent… Incredible.”
– Sydney Arts Guide
“Beautifully crafted and executed …Inspiring, interesting and very entertaining.”
– Broadway World
“Richard Carroll’s direction is impeccable, focussing the audience’s full attention on Robinson’s remarkable ability, without the aid of gimmicks or props. The script is intelligent… and superbly executed.”
– Australian Arts Review
“Remarkable… A compelling sound and word picture”
– Herald Sun
“An impressive feat… Finds the fissile core at the heart of each of these damaged but indestructible stars.”
– The Australian
“Masterfully peels back the layers of our brightest stars… Should leave all comers astonished and mightily impressed.”
– The Age
“One of these national living treasures is Bernadette Robinson… Director and co–creator Richard Carroll has realised a vision which is never overpowering, and always plays to her strengths… An unforgettable winner. Don’t miss it!”