Celebrating Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday, Trevor Ashley brings back his acclaimed two-act show, Diamonds are for Trevor for one Gala evening on Thursday 18 May 2017 at Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne.
Hot on the stilettos of a sold out Sydney Opera House performance earlier this year, the three-time Helpmann Award nominated (Les Miserables, Fat Swan, Diamonds Are For Trevor) and multi-award winning, irrepressible diva channels the Welsh-born Dame as only he can!
With his trademark humour, wit, and unrivalled set of lungs, Ashley will perform dozens of her classic hits accompanied by a stunning 24-piece orchestra conducted by John Foreman, and dressed by Academy Award-winner Tim Chappel, as he tells the Shirley Bassey rags to riches story like it’s never, never, never been told before.
Along with all the sequins, jewels, big gowns and bigger hair, expect to hear Big Spender, Goldfinger, Never, Never, Never, This is My Life, Get The Party Started, History Repeating and Diamonds are Forever – plus a few songs the Dame has never got around to singing!
As well as major musicals (including Hairspray and Priscilla), Ashley has played every major cabaret stage and festival across the country with his one-man shows, selling out numerous venues, garnering standing ovations and unanimous rave reviews.
Take a tour of Shirley’s life, complete with feathers, flash, and frequent diva tantrums. Hilarious, brilliant and often moving, when Ashley takes on the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, it will prove once and for all that diamonds really are for Trevor.
Diamonds are for Trevor
Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Performance: Thursday 18 May 2017 – 8.00pm
Information and Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Image: Trevor Ashley as Dame Shirley Bassey in Diamonds are for Trevor