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This wonderful new play by Australia's renowned playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, was written especially to showcase the extraordinary talents of Australian singer and actress, Bernadette Robinson.In this critically acclaimed one-
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Songs for Nobodies

Venue Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
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Dates From 16 May to 3 Jun 2012

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This wonderful new play by Australia's renowned playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, was written especially to showcase the extraordinary talents of Australian singer and actress, Bernadette Robinson.

In this critically acclaimed one-woman show, directed by Simon Phillips, Robinson plays five ordinary women and five iconic singers, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas. Each "nobody" recounts an intimate tale of how her life was transformed by an encounter with one of the icons.

With phenomenal control of tone and accent, Robinson seamlessly brings to life each "nobody" and each legendary singer. Her voice shifts from the smoky blues of Billie Holiday to the thrilling soprano of Maria Callas, via Garland, Cline and Piaf, with consummate ease.

"MIRACULOUS VOICE" The Age 
"VIRTUOSIC ACTING" The Australian
"THEATRICAL ALCHEMY" Herald Sun 
"A SPELLBINDER" Barry Humphries
"ONE OF THE MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011" Courier Mail, Brisbane   
"LEAVES ONE EXULTANT AND SHOULD NOT BE MISSED" Sydney Morning Herald


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12:28 AM - 10/06/2012
By Kaye
Joanna Murray-Smith's poignant yet comical script was interpreted brilliantly by Bernadette Robinson's astonishing singing and acting. Sublime entertainment!
songs for nobodies
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5:28 PM - 1/06/2012
By m zimmermann
loved the show her voice was wondeful
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10:31 PM - 30/05/2012
By Rett Lewis
Brilliant! Simply brillant. Bernadette’s voice touched my soul. I had goosebumps from head to toe and my eyes welled with a rollercoaster of emotions. The script is brilliant and I was transported to another time and another place with each ‘Nobody’s’ story. Only Bernadette’s unique talents allow this script to come alive. Her mastery of language and accent is mesmerizing, her impossible vocal versatility connected me with the fragile humanness of her characters and it’s was all held together with a martini, a cup of tea ,and a scotch on the rocks. Don’t miss the chance to see this show before someone else steals her away. Many thanks to the team at QPAC for giving Bernadette such a wonderful venue in which to share her gift.
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6:10 PM - 25/05/2012
By Lyn
This was one of the best shows I have seen. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Amazing Experience
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12:45 PM - 25/05/2012
By Robyn Martin
This was an amazing experience... one my husband and I will never forget. Hugely talented... couldn't take our eyes off her... she drew us in. Bernadette is destined for huge things and will be fabulous on Broadway.
"Songs for Nobodies" is for Everybody
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11:10 AM - 23/05/2012
By Ron McMahon
What a voice! So strong and pure. It had me shivering. Great script full of pathos and humour. Acting was good. The concept brilliant. The whole package was one of the best nights I have ever had at the theatre.
Wonderful experience
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5:55 PM - 20/05/2012
By Lyn & Philip Davidson
A fantastic show by an extremely talented artist. We can thoroughly recommend this show to all.


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