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Free your song... let it soar!
BY Geoff Sirmai | 06-Jun-2018
World Premiere Season from 28 August at the Eternity Playhouse Darlinghurst. We all have music in us; but how do we set it free? Multi-award-winning darling of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play – based on a true story - by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries). The Secret Singer is the life-affirming story of a singing lesson that changes the life of two very different women. It might just change yours.
Jenny is a 70-something woman who wants to sing in a different community choir 7 days a week. Her one problem? She can barely produce a note. When she bursts into the studio of burnt-out singing teacher Emjay, the sparks fly. But then something amazing happens… and neither will ever be the same.
Genevieve Lemon’s screen credits include The Piano and The Dressmaker as well as countless iconic TV roles. Her stage appearances - which are legion - include Diplomacy, Death of a Salesman, Mousetrap and Billy Elliot, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award, Helpmann Award and Green Room Award!
In The Secret Singer, she plays a disillusioned singing teacher whose life is turned around by a very unusual pupil, played by Kate Mannix (It Shoulda Been You and The Biograph Girl - on the West End). What starts as an exasperating relationship becomes transformative for both, as hearts and minds open and they discover that sometimes you need to lose yourself to find yourself…
The world premiere of this funny, surprising piece - full of wonderful songs - plays for a limited, two week season at Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Eternity Playhouse from 28 August.
Be charmed, be moved and release your secret singer!