From West End leading man to time-travelling hero, John Barrowman MBE is the epitome of entertainment. Now he will make his Australian debut with an intimate performance of songs and stories at Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne on Tuesday 16 January 2018.
In his first Australian concert, Barrowman, accompanied by a live band, will perform a repertoire that ranges from Sting to Sondheim, Cole Porter to Barry Manilow and Big Band to Motown, with a few surprises in between. He will also share stories and anecdotes from his life and career that are both humorous and heartwarming.
Barrowman’s first performance was at his parents’ parties in Scotland when he was a wee boy. He has been entertaining audiences on stage and screen ever since. Famous for his portrayal as the charming Captain Jack Harkness in BBC’s Doctor Who, his character was so popular he was given his own hugely successful spin-off series, Torchwood. He has also starred as Malcolm Merlyn in five seasons of Arrow.
On the stage, his versatility is unrivalled. From Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera, La Cage Aux Folles, and Miss Saigon on London’s West End, Sunset Boulevard and Putting it Together on Broadway to his sold out concert tours across the UK, his extraordinary showmanship and singular talents dazzle audiences.
In 2014, he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to entertainment and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
“I am truly thrilled to be coming to Melbourne to sing and entertain my fan family down under,” says Barrowman. “You will recognise my songs as I blend them with stories from moments and events through my life and career. If you don’t know John Barrowman, come along and I promise you a great night of entertainment.”
John Barrowman in Concert
Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Performance: Tuesday 16 January 2018 – 7.30pm
Information and Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Image: John Barrowman MBE (supplied)