Playing at The Street for one night only, Turner’s Turn is a celebration of Geraldine Turner’s incredible life on stage and marks Geraldine’s first cabaret appearance in more than ten years. Directed by Artistic Director of The Street, Caroline Stacey, the show celebrates the career of one of Australia’s most legendary leading ladies.
Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades she’s appeared on stage, in film, and in some of our most popular television programs. Geraldine has a unique insight, having been part of the performing arts industry in a range of ways; from her start as a child star, to her time as national MEAA president. In fact, in 1988 she was recognised with an Order of Australia medal for her service to the performing arts. It is upon this career that she reflects in Turner’s Turn.
No stranger to Canberra, Geraldine has appeared at The Street in Jacques Brel is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (2009), M.P (2011), and White Rabbit Red Rabbit (2014). Audiences may also recall her performance in Steel Magnolias (2014) at Canberra Theatre Centre. Geraldine is also developing several new works of her own through The Street’s The Hive and First Seen programs.
This intimate evening of songs from her celebrated career, peppered with show business anecdotes and stories (and there are some great stories to tell), is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most beloved stage performers, up close and personal, in an intimate setting.
While her roles in the stage musicals Anything Goes, Chicago, Oliver, Into The Woods, Company, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, Call Me Madam and Sweeney Todd established her as an award-winning musical theatre star, Geraldine has also won enormous acclaim for her roles in plays such as Steel Magnolias, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Don’s Party.
Geraldine’s television credits include House Husbands, Home and Away, All Saints and the films Careful He Might Hear You, Summerfield and The Wog Boy. Her extensive recording output includes the first solo Sondheim album, which gained her worldwide acclaim.
Directed by Caroline Stacey and Musical Direction by Michael Tyack, Turner’s Tune is a celebration of Geraldine’s incredible life on stage. This afternoon of songs from her celebrated career, is peppered with show business anecdotes and stories (and there are some great stories to tell), and a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most beloved stage performers, up close and personal.
The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra City West
Performance: Sunday 1 November 2015 – 4.00pm
Bookings: (02) 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
Image: Geraldine Turner – photo by Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Photography)