By Joanna Murray-Smith
Director: Ross Gumbley
Company: Ali-Cat Productions Ltd
Everyone has a story
From the team who brought 4th Wall Theatre audiences A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Bombshells, comes this critically-acclaimed, one woman play starring Ali Harper (Best Actress – Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and United Solo Festival NEW YORK).
‘In this country, people are always talkin’ about dreams. You can be your dream. You can have your dream. You can live the dream. But that’s just a clever way of gettin’ people to shut up and stop complainin’.
Songs for Nobodies shares five life-changing encounters between five everyday women whose lives have been touched in some way by five legendary divas; Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas.
The singer has her story and the listener hers, and should these touch each other, there can be magic.
Profound, ironical, funny, moving and ultimately astonishing, Songs for Nobodies is outstanding entertainment.” – Manawatu Standard“…
in this production we are transfixed by a performer at her peak. In fact she is so good at times, I hardly recognise her – she has become the alter egos she represents.” – Theatreview NZ
After wowing audiences around New Zealand in 2018 with The Court Theatre’s production of 'Songs for Nobodies', Ali Harper is off to New York!
Awarded Best Actress at New York’s United Solo Festival for her performance in 'Bombshells' in 2014, Ali has been invited to return as an Encore performer with 'Songs for Nobodies'.
“In just six years since its creation, the United Solo Festival is already considered one of the world’s most important theatre events.” – Jessica Ruhstorfer, World Guide
Ali is on Tour and heading our way - take a look