Celebrating Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday, the irrepressible Trevor Ashley will bring back his acclaimed two-act show for one Gala evening in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Thursday, March 2 in association with 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Hot on the stilettos of sold out Sydney Opera House performances of “Liza’s Back! (is broken)”, the three-time Helpmann Award nominated (Les Miserables, Fat Swan, Diamonds Are For Trevor) and multi-award winning diva will channel 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 Musical Director John Foreman leading a stunning 24-piece orchestra and with costumes by Academy Award(R) 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 Sydney Opera House shows, 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.
‘Frankly magnificent… he belts out impossible note after impossible note.’ (Time Out)
‘He’s a gem… a sparkly and ostentatious gem.’ (Herald Sun)
WATCH: Trevor Ashley perform Diamonds Are Forever with Conchita at Sydney Opera House
Trevor Ashley – “Diamonds Are For Trevor” – 18+
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney