My Theatre Mates founder Terri Paddock challenged old friend Richard Gresham at the Olivier Awards: Who could get the most selfies with lovely theatre friends at this unrivalled Theatreland event? Safe to say, she won!
How does it feel to have a one-woman show written especially for you by one of your country’s leading writers? Pretty damn good, according to Songs for Nobodies’ Bernadette Robinson – though, to be clear, there was nothing passive about this privilege in her case.
An impressive transfer sees one-woman show Songs for Nobodies move into the Ambassadors Theatre from a run last year at Wilton’s Music Hall and it is a striking, if ultimately a little slight, evening.
Taking the form of a one-woman show which tells the stories of the unheard meetings with famous performers, Songs For Nobodies is a wonderful display of vocal ability and performance from Bernadette Robinson.
Bernadette Robinson offers up a vocal masterclass in the highly engaging show Songs for Nobodies at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress and singer Bernadette Robinson about bringing Songs for Nobodies to the Ambassadors Theatre.
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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 11 January 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre to talk to Bernadette Robinson about her one-woman masterclass Songs for Nobodies. Got any questions?
Lucy Bailey’s Theatre Royal Bath production of Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s Switzerland will transfer to the West End next month, running for a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre just ahead of another Murray-Smith play, Songs for Nobodies, transferring from Wilton’s Music Hall. The West End transfers come hot on the heels of Paul Robinson’s star-studded London revival of Murray-Smith’s Honour, starting at the Park Theatre next week.
In the writing of Songs for Nobodies, Murray has invented singular anecdotes that grasp an entire life in a moment, without a heavy-handedness that condescends. Rather it elevates the serendipity of life lived.
Fearing ‘yet another’ one-woman show about Judy Garland, I almost missed out on Songs for Nobodies, but three things conspired to make it rather special.