Rumour Has It charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern age live on stage in story and song, with all the upfront British wit and heart-stopping tunes that have made Adele the highest-selling recording artist of the 21st Century.
Best known to television audiences as Ricky Martin’s leading lady on The Voice Australia 2015, smouldering soul powerhouse Naomi Price tells the story of the London tearaway with a voice that woke up the world with 19, then conquered it with the 30-million selling masterpiece, 21.
Hear Adele’s deliciously frank life story come alive in the words of this world class stage performer, as seven of Australia’s finest musicians deliver the greatest hits from a mega-platinum catalogue, including Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You and the Oscar-winning Skyfall.
Rumour Has It evokes the inspirational spirit and talent of a mischievous working class diva from Tottenham as she spills intimate details about a meteoric rise that has only just begun, but already made history.
Naomi Price is one of Australia’s leading cabaret and music theatre performers, best known for her performances as pop icon Adele in Rumour Has It and twerk superstar Miley in Wrecking Ball – which she co-wrote with writing partner Adam Brunes.
Originally from England, her extensive performance credits include world premieres Gloria (Queensland Theatre Company), Wrecking Ball (the little red company), Rumour Has It (the little red company), The Wishing Well (La Boite Theatre Company/matrix theatre), The Class of 69 (Harbour Agency – national tour); Women in Voice (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts); and national tours for shake & stir theatre co.
Naomi’s music theatre credits include iconic roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Into the Woods, Rent and Tell Me on a Sunday. Naomi has also provided vocals for artists such as Guy Sebastian, James Morrison, Marina Prior, Luke Kennedy and Max Pellicano, and performed as a soloist with music theatre composer Scott Alan (Malthouse, Melbourne).
In addition to Naomi’s work as a performer, she is also an experienced producer, production manager and director. Production highlights include projects for the little red company (Wrecking Ball and Rumour Has It), The TEN Tenors (US, Australia, Europe, Korea), Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (including Acting Program Manager), The Danger Ensemble, The Good Room, Roundhouse Theatre, and Luke Kennedy (Australian solo tour).
Rumour Has It – Adele, her life and song
Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty Street, Lismore
Performances: Friday 22 & Saturday 23 July 2016 – 7.30pm
Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Performance: Saturday 30 July 2016 – 7.30pm
For more information, visit: www.rumourhasittheshow.com for details.
Image: Naomi Price in Rumour Has It – Adele, her life and song – photo by Dylan Evans