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
1 hr 30 no interval