About the showMaria Calls, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline and Edith Piaf are some of the most talented women in the history of music. Acclaimed singer and actor Bernadette Robinson brings them to life in the new dazzling one-woman show Songs for Nobodies, which pays tribute to the impact their songs had on everyday people.
There isn’t just one story driving this show, there are several. Each of these legendary divas meets an ‘ordinary’ person who has been affected by the encounter, and the moments are punctuated by some of their classic songs. The simple structure lets the incredible music shine, along with Robinson’s remarkable vocal stylings.
Bernadette Robinson performed at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Sydney Opera House and Queensland Performing Arts Centre, amongst other high-profile venues in her native Australia. In 2012, she was nominated for a Helpmann Award.
The show is written by Joanna Murray-Smith, an Australian playwright who has also written the National Theatre and Broadway play Honour. Some of her other plays include Ridge’s Lovers and Scenes from a Marriage. Simon Phillips directs, who is a former Artistic Director of Melbourne Theatre Company.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to see this acclaimed production, which ran at Wilton’s Music Hall early in 2018, earning excellent reviews and audience feedback. For a strictly limited season, pay tribute to the incredible talent of these women at the Ambassadors Theatre. The production runs in the West End from 7 January 2019, with a press night on 10 January 2019.