Songs for No­bod­ies com­ing to Hamil­ton

Hamilton News - - EN­TER­TAIN­MENT -

Award-win­ning New Zealand ac­tress and singer Ali Harper is to per­form the highly-ac­claimed Court Theatre pro­duc­tion of Songs for No­bod­ies in Hamil­ton.

Awarded Best Ac­tress at the United Solo Fes­ti­val in New York in 2014 with an­other of Joanna Mur­ray-smith’s one woman plays Bomb­shells, Ali Harper has been in­vited back to the New York United Solo Fes­ti­val this year as an En­core per­former and is tak­ing Songs for No­bod­ies to 42nd Street.

“In my 25-year ca­reer, there have been a hand­ful of scripts that have come my way and have felt like a gift. Songs for No­bod­ies is one of those gifts. I love the way the show poignantly ex­plores the un­canny in­flu­ence that chance en­coun­ters, both di­rectly and in­di­rectly, play in our lives,” she says

Fea­tur­ing five life-chang­ing en­coun­ters be­tween leg­endary di­vas and the ev­ery­day women whose lives they touched, the pro­duc­tion is in­ter­spersed with the songs that made Judy Gar­land, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Bil­lie Hol­l­i­day and Maria Cal­las icons of our age. The show in­cludes songs such as Patsy Cline’s Crazy, Judy Gar­land’s Come Rain or Come Shine and Edith Piaf’s Non, Je Ne Re­grette Rien.

Ali is cur­rently tour­ing Songs for No­bod­ies around New Zealand and looks for­ward to bring­ing the fe­male char­ac­ters to Hamil­ton.

■ Songs for No­bod­ies: A Court Theatre Pro­duc­tion at Clarence St Theatre, Hamil­ton. Tues­day and Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 11 and 12 at 7.30pm. Tick­ets: Tick­etek.

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Ali Harper por­trays leg­endary di­vas in Songs for No­bod­ies.

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New Zealand ac­tress and singer Ali Harper.

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