The Secret Singer

July 6, 2018 by Geoff Sirmai
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Multi-award-winning darlings of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play – based on a true story – by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries).

Kate Mannix, Joanna Weinberg and Genevieve Lemon

The Secret Singer is the life-affirming story of a singing lesson that changes the life of two very different women. It might just change yours.

Jenny is a 70-something woman who wants to sing in a different community choir 7 days a week. Her one problem? She can barely produce a note. When she bursts into the studio of burnt-out singing teacher Emjay, the sparks fly. But then something amazing happens… and neither will ever be the same.

Genevieve Lemon’s screen credits include The Pianoand The Dressmakeras well as countless iconic TV roles. Her stage appearances – which are legion – include DiplomacyDeath of a Salesman, Mousetrap and Billy Elliot, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award, Helpmann Award and Green Room Award!

In The Secret Singer, she plays a disillusioned singing teacher whose life is turned around by a very unusual pupil, played by Kate Mannix (It Shoulda Been Youand The Biograph Girl – on the West End). What starts as an exasperating relationship becomes transformative for both, as hearts and minds open and they discover that sometimes you need to lose yourself to find yourself…

The world premiere of this funny, surprising piece – full of wonderful songs – plays for a limited, two week season at Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Eternity Playhouse from 28 August.

Be charmed, be moved and release yoursecret singer!

The Secret Singer, written and directed by Joanna Weinberg
Starring Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix, Musical Direction by Steven Kreamer
28th Aug – 9th Sep 2018, the Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street Darlinghurst
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 5pm, Wed 3pm matinees
Produced by John Feitelson and Lawrence Jackson, in association with Darlinghurst Theatre
Tickets: Adult $54 | Seniors $49 | Groups $44 | Concession $35
Bookings and Information: or call (02) 8356 9987

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