I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Parramatta's Riverside Theatre welcomed Lady Beatle for one show only on September 7. The show was a highly entertaining and emotional journey full of great music, humour and some drama. The 2019 national tour comprises of thirty two shows between September and November.
The Beatles (image from Riverside Facebook)
The seventy five minute show contained original arrangements of Beatles songs by the creators Naomi Price and Adam Brunes. Naomi has a powerful voice and a theatrical performance style that draws the audience into the story and the monochromatic staging evoked the atmosphere of Liverpool, the home of The Beatles. Drama was enhanced with the use of smoke haze, a clever light installation and sound effects and humour was introduced with audience interaction and a liberal use of puns.
The leader of the lonely hearts club (Facebook image)
The unpredictable reimagining of classics such as Eleanor Rigby and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds showcases the poetry of the lyrics and helps you to really feel the music. The show is full of light and shade with ballads, pop and rock songs interwoven with a mysterious and poignant narrative.