$79 + BF
ACO, The Neilson (The Thirsty Mile) Pier 2/3 Suite 3, 13A Hickson Rd Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Dawes Point NSW 2000
Deborah Conway is one of Australia’s most iconic musicians. She broke out in 80s pop outfit Do-Ré-Mi’, whose smash hit “Man Overboard” became a feminist anthem, and went solo with her debut album String of Pearls, which yielded the classic single “It’s Only the Beginning”. She’s since written and recorded ten albums with her guitarist and partner, Willy Zygier.
Based on Conway’s autobiography, Book of Life, this unique music theatre performance sees Conway and Zygier explore their four-decade-long musical careers, told through eight scenes and eight songs.
The pair (mostly) play themselves as they chart a course through their own story of youth, rebellion, falling in love, ageing, money and music – revealing the details of one of the most powerful women to rock the Australian music industry.
Songs from the Book of Life is a tour-de-force told with unflinching honesty, humour and the reflexive desire to let it all hang out. Featuring original music and theatrical storytelling, this tour-de-force is directed by Michael Kantor and choreographed by Stephanie Lake, with set design by Chloe Greave, video design by Nick Roux, lighting design by Stephen Hawker and sound engineering by Siiri Metsar.
"If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous. Conway and Zygier deserve no less."
– Courier Mail
Full Price – $79
+ booking fee
1 hour, 20 minutes (no interval)