Winner of the Best Cabaret at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe and after sell-out seasons in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Hobart, Auckland, Perth and Edinburgh Fringe where he earned five stars, Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths plays Cabaret Soiree with Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox.
In Sweet Dreams, Michael imbues ‘Annie’ without accent, costume or wig, accompanying ‘herself’ at the piano, leading you on a journey through her life and tender songs, including the unforgettable songs Why, Love is a Stranger, Walking on Broken Glass and There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart).
Lennox’s lyrics are plumbed for new meaning, as melodies reinterpreted, all peppered with candid musings and remembrances from the moody songstress herself. From the androgynous early days as one half of 80s sensation Eurythmics through to her stunning solo career, Annie shares the confessions of her triumphs and her heartbreak.
Written by acclaimed writer/director Dean Bryant (Prodigal, Liza on an E, Britney Spears: The Cabaret), put the entire back catalogue of undoubtedly one of the greatest white soul singers of all time under the microscope to find out the real stories and surprising truths behind them.
Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox
Cabaret Soiree – His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth
Season: 2 – 4 October 2014
Bookings: 1300 795 012 or www.ticketek.com.au
For more information, visit: www.hismajestystheatre.com.au for details.
Image: Michael Griffiths by Kurt Sneddon