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DUSTY - THE ORIGINAL POP DIVA
 


Before Adele. Before Gaga. Before Kylie, Cher and Madonna ...

... There was Dusty.


Dusty Springfield was a pioneer of popular music and culture and was regarded as the most influential British female artist of the 1960's. With the arrival of television and the commercialisation of the music industry, the world had never before seen a star like her. Known as the White Lady of Soul, she was responsible for bringing the Motown sound to the UK.

This is her story and the story of her music.

In the 1950s, a star-struck, tomboyish London schoolgirl fantasises that she could become a glamorous pop icon. Although her family laugh-off her fantasies, nothing deters her. Blessed with an amazing voice and talent, young Mary O'Brien transforms herself into the iconic Dusty Springfield. But while Dusty is the image of perfection on the world stage, it is all a facade behind which Mary O'Brien is trapped. In the 1960s, Dusty took the entertainment world by storm with a score of hits, a top television show and a legion of fans. But the success she craved was unfulfilling and real happiness eluded her. With her closest friends in tow, Dusty continued to search for her "sound". Her sense of perfection, coupled with a need to be loved, drove her in directions that had an almost catastrophic effect on her career.

All the while, we witness Dusty's interaction with young Mary O'Brien, the alter ego from which she can never escape.

This poignant story is laden with a collection of fabulous songs including: I Only Want To Be With You, Little By Little, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Stay Awhile, Dancing In The Street, Wishin' and Hopin', The Look of Love, Son Of A Preacher Man, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, and many, many more.


 

Production Team

Director: Christian Cavallo
Musical Director: Stacey-Louise Camilleri
Choreographer: Jessica Mohi
Set Designer: Jacob Battista
Costume Designer: Leonie Campbell
Lighting Designer: Daniel Gosling
Sound Designer: Steve Cooke
Stage Manager: Craig Dewar
 

Performance Dates
Friday 12 October 8:00pm Followed by Gala Supper
Saturday 13 October 2:00pm Matinee
Saturday 13 October 8:00pm
Sunday 14 October 2:00pm Matinee
Thursday 18 October 8:00pm
Friday 19 October 8:00pm
Saturday 20 October 2:00pm Matinee
Saturday 20 October 8:00pm
 


Cast Details
Dusty Springfield Emily McKenzie
Reno Sarah-Louise Younger
Mary O'Brien Phoebe Bourke
Peg Ashley Taylor
Rodney Zachary Alaimo
Kay O'Brien Jennie Kellaway
Gerard "OB" O'Brien Garry Barcham
Terry Wogan James Ness
Tom Springfield Michael Syme
Mike Hurst Jesse Vasiliadis
 
Lana Sisters Courtney Smith
Georgia Thompson
 
The Nevadas Chiew-Jin Khut
Hayley Nissen
 
Ensemble Rebekah Abblitt
Keshia Contini
Darcy Fahey
Sarah Glynne
Matilda Lamb
Charlotte Plum
Emma Uphill
 
Mark Cluning
James Kaiser
Kai Mann-Robertson
Dom Roussety