Five iconic singers; Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas encounter five ordinary women in the critically acclaimed one-woman show Songs For Nobodies.
Written especially to showcase the extraordinary talents of singer and actress, Bernadette Robinson, this genuinely funny and moving play by renowned playwright Joanna Murray–Smith (Honour) is directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and is accompanied by live musicians.
Recounting intimate tales of their brief encounters, Robinson seamlessly brings to life each ‘nobody’ whilst with phenomenal control of tone, accent and vocal style, she thrillingly inhabits each legendary and iconic singer in 'a performance masterclass' (Crikey) that has garnered rave reviews across multiple sell out seasons internationally.
Making its UK premiere, Songs For Nobodies plays at Wilton's Music Hall from 21 March - 7 April. Secure your seats today!
Genuinely funny and moving… Robinson brilliantly executes what amounts to a performance masterclass Crikey, Melbourne
She is remarkable and compelling, her singing is thrilling and her characters diverse and sympathetic... Robinson is a consumate performer ...Bravissima! Herald Sun
Bernadette Robinson gives a virtuosic performance... This is one of the musical theatre highlights (of the year) Sydney Morning Herald
Will not be bettered on this planet Alan Jones, 2GB Radio
A spellbinder Barry Humphries
What a treat to have the opportunity to watch and listen to not one but five iconic singers accompanied by top notch musicians and all in one evening. The multi-talented Bernadette Robinson under the direction of Simon Phillips recreates Garland, Cline, Piaf, Holliday and the great Maria Callas. Written by Joanna Murray-Smith this was a riveting performance of great virtuosity.
Should be used as a benchmark for the phrase Tour De Force. Astonishing performance by Bernadette Robinson . Ninety minutes of exquisite talent on display Get this show on the road, please .
Hold onto your hats; Bernadette Robinson takes you on a whirlwind ride of musical drama with her amazing vocal skills. DO NOT MISS!
Brillant voice and accents loved the story built ups but disappointed only one song from each singer and No Over The Rainbow
A real treat for all fans of gifted vocal artists and fans of the singers represented on this play.
This show was such a clever idea; Pauline Robinson fulfilled the roles of both the nobodies and the divas seamlessly. She made the switch from such diverse characters as Billy Holliday to Patsy Cline with great skill and talent. It nleft me wondering why she isn’t better known in the UK - perhaps she will be now. If you’d closed your eyes you could have been in the audience of the famous singers. The live band played superbly too.
Absolutely stunning! I was riveted by her performance! How did she become all these characters? What a voice!
I heard about this show on the radio, then it was in the times 2 . I was looking for something to do on Saturday so,my friend Linda and I decided to book. What a wondful surprise the venue is , and then the icing on the cake the The balcony seats were show was wonderful. So glad we have found Wiltons music Hall we will be visiting again.
At 90 mins and no interval I was astonished how the time flew by and sadly disappointed when it ended as I could have watched this wonderful performer all night!
What a wonderful show - to hear Bernadette Robinson sing five of the most iconic singers was magical. I closed my eyes part of the time and felt I was there hearing them Live!
My son lives in Melbourne; I am cross that he has missed this wonderful performer: a whirlwind tour of female icons. More than a singer, B is an interpreter of life's passions. A true example of a modern star: sing, dance, act.
Heard about this show on Radio4 and booked a ticket and travelled from Nottingham to London for the night! And I was not disappointed. It's an engaging show that introduces you to ordinary women who had a brush with the famous. Each vignette was original and fascinating and the singing was spine chilling. My only criticism is that the sound could have been better. Even the pizza at Wilton's was good! Definitely worth the trip and if the show does go on the road I would happily see it again!
How can one woman, single-handedly, hold the audience in her hand while performing such a range of parts and shifting across styles of music, so seamlessly? A powerful performance - and one I wouldn't have missed for anything! If there's still the opportunity, go and see this - and be transported!
Rivetting, original thoroughly entertaining Versatility of Bernadette's voice is breath taking. Loved it - must see
Having made my long journey into Wapping from Hertfordshire and then walking the dark earry streets of The City Of London, I was really looking forward to this show. Alas on entering the Wilton's Musica Hall and approaching the Box Office, I was met with the sign 'Tonight's Performance Cancelled'. No reason could be given by staff members and the choice was a full refund or a replacement ticket for another performance. I elected the latter and hope that the show will be up and running by next Monday when I shall be returning for the second time at twice the travel expense!
This must be a joke!!! Instead of receiving instructions on how you would refund you ask for a review.. Just so you know, the show was cancelled without noticing. I had to go by taxi and spent 41 pounds to get there to know the Play was not going to perform. I’m still waiting for the refund!
When is it showing
1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel, London E1 8JB
No exchange or refunds after purchase
To be announced
When Can I Go
21st March - 7th April 2018
Monday - Thursday - 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Where Do I Go
Wilton's Music Hall,
1 Graces Alley (pedestrian access only)
London, E1 8JB