On the Couch with Bernadette Robinson

AAR OTC Bernadette Robinson - photo by Miles StandishWho is Bernadette Robinson?
A performer who clearly isn’t famous enough that you still have to ask.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Be braver!

Who inspires you and why?
People who are good at things and love their work.artists, musicians writers etc of course but particularly scientists. People like the Medicin sans frontiers. Brave clever good people making a difference.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would ensure all women and girls had an education. That would be all that we needed.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Anywhere warm! I do have a soft spot for Bali. We have been to the same special place a few times and it is quiet, luxurious with delicious food and heavenly massages.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The Arts precinct to see something. A play at MTC or Malthouse or concert at the Recital Centre perhaps. A restaurant so many to choose from. Coffee somewhere maybe the Prahran Market or Journal in the city. The Botanical gardens are always so great and are close to us with maybe even a walk round the tan.

What are you currently reading?
On my iPad I read the New York Times and the New Yorker. I’m also reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace – as I have still not read that one of hers.

What are you currently listening to?
Most of the time Classic FM. However my daughters often monopolise the Sonos system so we get to hear the likes of Agnes Obel, Regina Spektor, Lana Del Rey, Washington etc.

Happiness is?
Only available to us in brief moments throughout life. All the more reason to savour them as they fly by.

What does the future hold for you?
I’m taking it one day at a time. Life as an artist is precarious enough. However on a more practical level I do have a 7 week season in my one woman play with songs, Songs for Nobodies at the Ambassador’s theatre on the West End London early 2019?

Bernadette stars in Quiet, Please! There are ladies on stage! at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 14 October 2018 – 5.00pm. For more information, visit: www.melbournerecital.com.au for details.

Image: Bernadette Robinson – photo by Miles Standish

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