One of the brightest stars in Australia’s entertainment industry, Bobby Fox will premiere his new cabaret The Irish Boy at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 5 June, before playing the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (14 – 15 June) and the Art House Theatre, Wyong (22 June).
In a career that has spanned musical theatre, dance and the recording industry, Bobby has cemented himself as one of the most charismatic and talented performers in the country.
Originally from Longford, Ireland, Bobby moved to Australia in 2003 and immediately cemented his place as one of our country’s most in-demand leading men, starring in Jersey Boys, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Blood Brothers, Assassins and, currently, Saturday Night Fever. His debut album The Fantastic Mr Fox was released by Warner Music Australia and saw Bobby embark on an extensive, sold-out tour of Australia.
But, before charming the audiences of Australia, Bobby was four-time World Champion Irish dancer and traditional musician. He toured the world with the global phenomenon Riverdance, performing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Radio City Music Hall.
In this brand-new show, Bobby is delighted to combine all of his many talents in a celebration of his heritage and homeland. With direction by Chris Parker and Musical Direction by Glenn Moorhouse, The Irish Boy is a stunning combination of traditional and modern Irish music, dancing, storytelling and song brought to life through Bobby’s unparalleled showmanship.
In this charming, humorous and heart-warming show, The Irish Boy features the classics Danny Boy, The Foggy Dew, The Fields of Athenry, Whiskey in the Jar, Beautiful Day and Ride On – all told through the eyes of one of the country’s most celebrated exports.
“Bobby is one of the most charming and charismatic performers in the country,” said Producer Enda Markey. “It’s been a real labour of love to be able to develop The Irish Boy with him to create a unique celebration of our home country, showcasing Bobby’s incredible talents as a singer, dancer and musician.”
Bobby Fox: The Irish Boy
Studio – Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point (Sydney)
Performance: Wednesday 5 June 2019
Information and Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Dunstan Playhouse – Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road, Adelaide
Performances: Friday 14 – Saturday 15 June 2019
Information and Bookings: www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au
The Art House Theatre, 19 -21 Margaret Street, Wyong
Performance: Saturday 22 June 2019
Information and Bookings: www.thearthousewyong.com.au
Image: Bobby Fox – photo by Daniel Linnet