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Thursday 29 February 2024 8pm

Embark on a musical journey with Songs from the Book of Life, a unique theatrical experience by Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, based on Deborah’s just released memoir.
Traverse their four-decade-long careers, exploring their story of youth, rebellion, love, ageing, and the world of music. This bold tour-de-force features original music, theatrical storytelling, and the gritty details of an iconic woman who transformed the Australian music industry. Dive into this tale of honesty, humour, and revelation. Songs From The Book of Life is eight scenes around eight songs. Two performers examine the nature of performing, a musical life, the notions of what people know and don’t know about a career lived over four decades in public. Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier play themselves (mostly) as they navigate through strange vignettes told with unflinching honesty. Accompanied live by a life’s work of original song, interactive archival video, movement and design, Songs From The Book of Life is an expression of the irrepressible desire to let it all hang out.

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Synopsis

Thursday 29 February 2024
8pm

Embark on a musical journey with Songs from the Book of Life, a unique theatrical experience by Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, based on Deborah’s just released memoir.

Traverse their four-decade-long careers, exploring their story of youth, rebellion, love, ageing, and the world of music.

This bold tour-de-force features original music, theatrical storytelling, and the gritty details of an iconic woman who transformed the Australian music industry. Dive into this tale of honesty, humour, and revelation.

Songs From The Book of Life is eight scenes around eight songs. Two performers examine the nature of performing, a musical life, the notions of what people know and don’t know about a career lived over four decades in public.

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier play themselves (mostly) as they navigate through strange vignettes told with unflinching honesty. Accompanied live by a life’s work of original song, interactive archival video, movement and design, Songs From The Book of Life is an expression of the irrepressible desire to let it all hang out.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Minimum Chips

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
Approximately 80 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 16+, or with parental discretion.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION

Credits

Written & performed by: Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier

Director: Michael Kantor

Set design: Chloe Greaves

Video design: Nicholas Roux

Lighting design: Stephen Hawker

Sound engineer: Siiri Metsar

Choreography: Stephanie Lake

 

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