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Songs for Nobodies to transfer to the West End

The show opened at Wilton’s Music Hall in March this year

Bernadette Robinson in Songs for Nobodies
Bernadette Robinson in Songs for Nobodies

Songs For Nobodies, Joanna Murray-Smith's play with songs featuring music from five iconic singers, is to transfer to the West End.

The piece is a one-woman show performed by Bernadette Robinson and was written specifically to showcase the talents of the actress. The Australian performer sings songs by Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas.

Opening on 10 January at the Ambassadors Theatre, Songs for Nobodies is directed by Simon Philips and will run for seven weeks. It originally had its European premiere at Wilton's Music Hall in March 2018.

Murray-Smith's other plays include Honour at the Park Theatre and Switzerland at Theatre Royal Bath. In our four star review of the show, WhatsOnStage's Alun Hood called Robinson's performance 'Spellbinding', adding "Murray-Smith's writing is punchy and sweet, and the stories, fanciful as they are, have real charm and satisfying emotional depth."

Robinson's previous credits include Pennsylvania Avenue and she was nominated for a Helpmann Award (Australia's equivalent of the Oliviers) for Best Female Actor in a Play. Tickets are available through WhatsOnStage with an exclusive no booking fee offer.