“Naomi Price is the voice of a generation as Adele…” – Australian Stage
Following standing ovations across the country including acclaimed seasons at Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australia’s smash hit stage spectacular Rumour Has It returns to Brisbane, bigger and bolder than ever.
Rumour Has It charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern age, with all the upfront British wit and heart-stopping tunes that have made Adele the highest-selling recording artist of the 21st Century.
Australian stage siren Naomi Price reprises her career-defining performance for one night only at QPAC’s Concert Hall, telling the astonishing story of the mischievous working class diva from North London who woke up the world with debut album 19, then conquered it with masterpieces 21 and 25.
Hear Adele’s deliciously frank life story come alive in the words of this world-class stage performer, backed by a band of Australia’s finest musicians and special guests Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra as they deliver Adele’s biggest hits including “Rumour Has It”, “Rolling in the Deep”, “Hello”, “Skyfall”, “Make You Feel My Love” and “Someone Like You”.
With an on-stage band of 20 and special guest vocalists Rachel Everett-Jones, Luke Kennedy and Lai Utovou, Rumour Has It is an unmissable night of story and song.
Originally produced in association with Judith Wright Arts Centre.
“Rumour Has It is a fabulous upbeat show, a joyous, heart-warming celebration of a major musical talent, performed with love, passion and skill by equally talented Australian artists led by the incomparable Naomi Price. It now embarks on a 9 month Australia-wide tour. Catch it if you can, as it should not be missed.” ARTSHUB (AUS)
“An amply enhanced Price handles belting out big vocals then tossing off profanities and provocatively inappropriate humour with equal ease and aplomb. In the cabaret setting, her delivery of topical quips is perfectly judged, stepping on the line but not crossing it. Both poignant and pithy… Fabulously entertaining.” THE COURIER-MAIL (QLD)
“Rumour has it that Naomi Price is the next big thing in Australian Cabaret… Price’s extraordinary voice is one of the best in Brisbane; her comic timing impeccable and her stage presence arresting. She shows total control over her audience and band, and her signature ‘mega-mix’ mash-ups are always impressive… This is a highly tourable show with its global appeal and peeled back staging (bar the bubbles), and should act as the star vehicle to the world that Price has been deservedly waiting for.” AUSSIE THEATRE (QLD)
“Starring the irrepressible Naomi Price in the title role, the show is an insider’s peek into the world of Adele – behind the glossy veneer of a pop star – and into the world of an everyday girl who just wants to be loved. From the opening number, Price has the audience in the palm of her hand… It’s an addictive mix of brazen cockiness and soul-baring vulnerability and by the end of the show, Price has blurred the lines between reality and homage, channeling the singing star impeccably… A heady blur of bright joy and sweet melancholy.” SCENE MAGAZINE (QLD)
“Spellbinding vocals and slick, witty patter… It’s easy to envisage this show going on in any of the world’s top cabaret venues. Every number is stronger and sassier than before. There’s a new intensity, and something between sympathy and integrity replaces much of the parody.” XS ENTERTAINMENT (QLD)
“Giving an explosive impersonation of the British songbird, and looking every inch her double with flowing red hair, padding, and swagger, Price rips through the Adele songbook as though she were born to sing it… The next best thing to seeing Adele live.” STAGE WHISPERS (QLD)
“Cheeky, gutsy, quite stunningly good… It’s irreverent, deliciously wicked and funny, mouthy stuff as you might expect of Adele. A powerhouse performance that never flags for a second.” GREENROOM (QLD)
“Sassy, hilarious, poignant and gob-smackingly good… A raucous and rollicking performance that would make Adele proud.” SCENE MAGAZINE (QLD)
“Price is glorious fun and leaves the audience smiling as she smashes through Adele’s soundtrack with the respect and honesty you would expect from the cabaret scene’s crème de la crème of talent.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE (VIC)
“Price brings the house down with her sassy banter, hilarious comedic timing and velvety vocals. This girl can sure belt it out with the best of them.” AUSSIE THEATRE (QLD)
“Thigh-slappingly funny… This show is going to be Naomi Price’s star vehicle.” THE COURIER-MAIL (QLD)
“Draws from the crowd delighted hoots, whoops and more laughter than I’ve heard from a single audience in a long time… Rumour Has It: Sixty Minutes Inside Adele is set to propel Naomi Price on the meteoric rise to fame we’ve all been expecting.” XS ENTERTAINMENT (QLD)
“Blowing the audience away with a powerful set of lungs, Price has all the talent of the Golden Globe winner and kept the hits rolling throughout the performance.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE (VIC)
“In case we are in any doubt at all about the artist’s phenomenal talent or broad appeal, before the night is over, Price doles out some wicked send-ups of notable singers, including the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse… Her soaring rendition of Skyfall is sublime. We see, once again, that in any guise Price first serves the lyric, and lives out every moment of her heartfelt story through song.” XS ENTERTAINMENT (QLD)
A production by The Little Red Company
Created by Adam Brunes & Naomi Price
Lighting Design Jason Glenwright
Sound Design Jamie Taylor
Costumes Leigh Buchanan & Nathalie Ryner
Original Cast Naomi Price with Mik Easterman, Rachel Everett-Jones, Andrew Johnson, Luke Kennedy, Michael Manikus, Jason McGregor, Lai Utovou
Images by Dylan Evans
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