Mystique of McVie
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.