Songs for Nobodies is a one-of-a-kind show that reminds us that everyone has a story and a song worth hearing.

Fleeting encounters between five legendary divas and five everyday women whose lives they affected, are told by one incredible actor.

Penned by Melbourne playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, Songs for Nobodies is a tribute to five musical superstars: Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas.

The play is a brilliant, simply structured stage celebration with great songs.
Songs for Nobodies is essentially a one-woman show, but is crowded with very real women in 90 minutes of
engaging, poignant and, at times, humorous, dramatic story-telling.

This charming production from The Court Theatre and Ali-Cat Productions does not rely on props, flamboyant makeup, loud costume changes or fireworks; it relies on the sheer talent of Christchurch actor Ali Harper. Singing like these five divas is dazzling in itself; weaving a beautiful cameo around each with a tale of honesty and common humanity requires a special artist.

Ali Harper performs Songs for Nobodies with virtuosity and great sensitivity. After seasons around the country - it’s our turn now for this gem of a play.


Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 Sept, 7.30pm


Kavanagh Auditorium


1 hr 30 no interval


General Admission
Adult $45/$40
Tertiary $25
School $20