Bernadette Robinson: ‘Quiet, Please! There are ladies on stage!’

Sunday 14 October 2018 5pm

Bernadette Robinson returns with a sparkling concoction of musical delights, accompanied by two brilliant musicians, Mark Jones and Paul Noonan.

Bernadette’s homages to some of the greatest female singers of the 20th century, including Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt and Patsy Cline, have enthralled audiences around Australia and abroad. Earlier in 2018, London critics and audiences raved about her performances in the one-woman musical play Songs For Nobodies, which had previously captivated Melbourne audiences.

This performance will also feature Bernadette’s interpretations of songs from some of her favourite contemporary songwriters. There will be surprise guests (think Shirley Bassey and Julie Andrews) and much more.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre – Book now

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, Limited Season

15 – 25 February 2018


In a triumphant new production, The Show Goes On, Bernadette Robinson celebrates some of the world’s most publicly adored singers through their own words and legendary songs.

From Judy Garland to Edith Piaf, Shirley Bassey to Barbra Streisand, Patsy Cline to Maria Callas and more, Bernadette captures their vulnerabilities, resilience, humour, doubts and fears through the power of their music.

These remarkable women devoted themselves to their art and their audiences; they loved, lost and triumphed in public and in private; they hungered for fame, and, having found it were sometimes broken by it. Through it all they expressed themselves on their own terms.

From operatic arias and power ballads to Broadway favourites, Diamonds are Forever to Don’t Rain on my Parade, this incredible performer channels each of these iconic singers in superb style. Their fascinating lives are woven into interludes between songs, providing insight into the women behind the voices, with Bernadette accompanied by three highly accomplished musicians.

Audiences and critics alike have embraced Bernadette’s unique acting and singing talents in her breakthrough runaway hit show Songs for Nobodies. The Show Goes On comes to Melbourne after a sell-out season at Sydney Opera House, and will delight her many fans and astound those who see her for the first time.

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

Dates: Thu 15 – Sun 25 February

Times: Tue – Thu 7pm; Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun 18 February at 6pm; Sun 25 February at 5pm

Matinees: Sat 17 & 24 February 2pm; Wed 21 February 2pm; Sun 18 February 2pm

Tickets: $79.00-$119.00

Bookings: or


Created by:                     Bernadette Robinson and Richard Carroll

Director:                         Richard Carroll

Producer:                        Harley Medcalf

Associate Producer:    Bernadette Robinson

 “The Show Goes On is a beautifully crafted and executed performance and will delight.”

Broadway World

“Bernadette Robinson’s performance is theatrical alchemy.” Herald Sun 

The only official ticket outlets for this event are the Arts Centre Melbourne and Ticketmaster. Don’t pay extra.

Bernadette Robinson – Calling All Angels


Incandescent songs and stories: spend an evening with star of Songs For Nobodies and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bernadette Robinson.


Masterful in her ability to inhabit a song, Bernadette brings her thrilling voice and stagecraft to the intimate setting of the Recital Centre Salon.

Anchored by songs of Jane Siberry and Jackson Brown this performance includes material from Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and other luminaries.

Presented By Riverside Theatre Company

Sunday 18th June @ 4pm


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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Friday 9 June 7pm, Saturday 10 June 2017 4pm & 7pm

Duration: 1 hour 10 min (no interval)


Standard $40 ($30 Concession)

This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.

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