Based on a true story, multi-award-winning darling of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of Joanna Weinberg’s The Secret Singer at the Eternity Playhouse from 28 August 2018.
The Secret Singer is the life-affirming story of a singing lesson that changes the life of two very different women. Jenny is a 70-something woman who wants to sing in a different community choir 7 days a week. Her one problem? She can barely produce a note.
When she bursts into the studio of burnt-out singing teacher Emjay, the sparks fly. But then something amazing happens… and neither will ever be the same.
Genevieve Lemon’s stage appearances include Steaming, Diplomacy, Death of a Salesman, Mousetrap and Billy Elliot – for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award, Helpmann Award and Green Room Award! Plus a slew of delightfully cheeky cabaret tours-de-force. Her screen credits include The Piano and The Dressmaker as well as countless iconic TV roles.
In The Secret Singer, she plays a disillusioned singing teacher whose life is turned around by a very unusual pupil, played by Kate Mannix (It Shoulda Been You and The Biograph Girl – on the West End). What starts as an exasperating relationship becomes transformative for both, as hearts and minds open and they discover that sometimes you need to lose yourself to find yourself…
Joanna Weinberg is an award-winning actor, writer and composer with 14 original one-woman shows to her name including the critically acclaimed Pandora’s Bag, The Piano Diaries, Twelve Shoes, Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs andSinksongs – the inspiration for her internationally released feature film Goddess.
Her award-winning musical, Lifeforce, won the Sydney Fringe Best Production award in 2013 and her soccer parent musical, Every Single Saturday, played in multiple Sydney theatres before touring NSW in 2011. Joanna was an actor and director in the production of Merchants in Helsinki: Yiddish cabaret from Finland in Sydney in 2017.
Writer & Director: Joanna Weinberg Featuring: Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix Musical Director: Matthew Reid Musical Arrangements: Steven Kreamer Lighting Designer: Richard Whitehouse Set & Costume Design: Brigette Thorn Choreographer: Tia Jordan Producers: John Feitelson & Lawrence Jackson Assistant Producers: Daniella Eiben & Jodine Wolman
The Secret Singer
Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street Darlinghurst
Season: 28 August – 9 September 2018
Information and Bookings: www.darlinghursttheatre.com
Image: Kate Mannix and Genevieve Lemon star in The Secret Singer (supplied)