Rumour Has It

EVERY GREAT SUCCESS HAS A GREAT STORY…

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.

Created by Adam Brunes & Naomi Price

Original Arrangements Naomi Price, Jason McGregor & Michael Manikus 

Vocal Arrangements Naomi Price & Luke Kennedy

Lighting Design Jason Glenwright 

Sound Design Jamie Taylor

Costumes Leigh Buchanan & Nathalie Ryner

Starring Naomi Price with Mik Easterman, Rachel Everett-Jones, Andrew Johnson, Luke Kennedy, Michael ManikusJason McGregor, Lai Utovou

Images by Dylan Evans

Originally produced in association with Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. 

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14oct7:30 pm- 1:00 amRUMOUR HAS IT - Nowra

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)

Rumour Has It has enjoyed meteoric success since its premiere in 2012, touring nationally to some of Australia’s most iconic venues and festivals including Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and Queensland Theatre Company.

PAST PERFORMANCES

October 2012: Arts Centre Gold Coast 

November 2012: Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Stockholm Syndrome; Slide Lounge (Sydney)

February 2013: StageArtXposed Festival, Chapel off Chapel (Melbourne)

April 2013: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Brisbane)

June 2013: Noosa Long Weekend Festival, Berardos

July 2013: Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Ormond Hall; Arts Centre Gold Coast

September 2013: Brolga Theatre (Maryborough); Moncrieff Entertainment Centre (Bundaberg); Gladstone Entertainment Centre; Empire Theatre (Toowoomba)

December 2013: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Brisbane)

October 2014: Studio 188 (Ipswich)

September 2015: Arts Centre Gold Coast

October 2015: Queensland Theatre Company (Brisbane)

January 2016: Sydney Opera House

Junes 2016: Adelaide Cabaret Festival 

July 2016: NORPA (Lismore); Karralyka (Victoria); Hamer Hall (Melbourne)

September 2016: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Malaysia)

January 2017: Brisbane Powerhouse (Brisbane)

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