Mys­tique of McVie

Southern Telegraph - - Entertainment - Ar­ran Mor­ton

She never had their posters on her walls, but the mu­sic of Fleetwood Mac be­came the wall­pa­per of her life, ac­cord­ing to Syd­ney per­former Cather­ine Al­corn.

Al­corn said she be­gan won­der­ing about the life of singer-song­writer Chris­tine McVie, who fa­mously quit Fleetwood Mac in 1998 be­fore re­join­ing only last year, af­ter see­ing the band mi­nus McVie in con­cert in Syd­ney in 2005.

She said it was not un­til al­most 10 years later when she be­gan to con­cep­tu­alise her next cabaret-style show — a fol­low-up to the ac­claimed The Di­vine Miss Bette — that she de­cided the story of the “other woman” in Fleetwood Mac needed to be told.

“When I saw Fleetwood Mac in Syd­ney, I re­alised the blonde woman wasn’t there and that they weren’t play­ing some of my favourite songs,” Al­corn said.

“It wasn’t un­til years later that I got to think­ing about who this woman was who quit one of the most fa­mous rock bands in his­tory to go off to her man­sion in England and live a quiet life with her dogs.”

Al­corn said her new show, Go Your Own Way: The Story of Chris­tine McVie — The Other Woman in Fleetwood Mac, was not a typ­i­cal trib­ute act but rather a play with mu­sic.

She said she loved the show and looked for­ward to fully em­body­ing McVie. “Just lis­ten­ing to her mu­sic gets me there, I’ve been bing­ing on her stuff,” Al­corn said.

“I’ve been ob­sessed with Ru­mours; I think the crew and I have a new­found love for the song now that we know her story in­ti­mately.”

Catch Al­corn at Man­durah Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre on Fri­day, Novem­ber 20.

Cather­ine Al­corn will pay trib­ute to Fleetwood Mac’s Chris­tine McVie.

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