Diamonds are for Trevor
It’s Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday so why not celebrate it the way the grand dame would want you to – watching a drag show?
Coming back to the Sydney Opera House on March 2, Sydney-based singer and actor Trevor Ashley will perform his show-stopper Diamonds Are For Trevor for one night only.
Ashley’s previous shows have continually broken convention and a few ribs thanks to the laughter. He received rave reviews for his recent show “Liza’s Back! (is broken)”, “Les Miserables”, “Fat Swan” and the infamous Little Orphan Trashley.
But his crowning jewel, so to speak, has been his performance as everyone’s famous Welsh singer, Shirley Bassey.
With his trademark humour, wit, and unrivalled set of lungs, Ashley will perform dozens of her classic hits accompanied by a stunning 24-piece orchestra conducted by John Foreman and dressed by Academy Award winner Tim Chappel as he tells the Shirley Bassey rags to riches story like it’s never, never, never been told before.
Along with all the sequins, jewels, big gowns and bigger hair, expect to hear Big Spender, Goldfinger, Never, Never, Never, This is My Life, Get The Party Started, History Repeating and Diamonds are Forever – plus a few songs the Dame has never got around to singing!
Take a tour of Shirley’s life, complete with feathers, flash, and frequent diva tantrums. Hilarious, brilliant and often moving, when Ashley takes on the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, it will prove once and for all that diamonds really are for Trevor.
During Diamonds Are For Trevor’s original run, Ashley was nominated for the coveted Helpmann Award for his performance as the irrepressible diva. If you didn’t see it that time, make sure you don’t miss it this time.
Diamonds are for Trevor will play at the Sydney Opera House for one night only on March 2.
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