The West End transfer of Songs For Nobodies has been announced, for a limited 7 week run. The production, written by Joanna Murray Smith specifically to showcase the extraordinary vocal ability of actress Bernadette Robinson, had its European première at Wilton’s Music Hall earlier this year and opened to wide critical and audience acclaim.
This new play with songs is directed by Simon Phillips and features music from five iconic divas; Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas and opens at the Ambassadors Theatre on 10 January, with previews from 7 January and running until 23 February.
Written by award-winning playwright Joanna Murray Smith – who with Switzerland at Theatre Royal Bath and the upcoming production of Honour at Park Theatre will have three productions produced in the UK over the past year – Songs For Nobodies showcases Robinson’s astonishing talent for recreating the great singers of the past.
On stage for 90 minutes accompanied by live musicians, her miraculous voice shifts from the smoky blues of Billie Holiday to the thrilling soprano of Maria Callas, via Garland, Cline and Piaf. With consummate ease, she breathes new life into the five legendary performers and the five ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame.
Songs for Nobodies is at The Ambassador’s Theatre 7 January – 23 February 2019.