Dusty was blessed with a powerful, smoky voice that ran from cool sophistication- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
to simmering passion
In a nutshell:
Swinging-all-the-way / Beehives and Ballads / The queen of blue-eyed soul
Hitch a ride on Dusty’s trail, from her folk beginnings through the Memphis years, to the soulful 60s England she championed, and on to her adventures with The Pet Shop Boys in the 90s. Neilson, Kalolo and Coddington, with musical director Steph Brown (LiPs, Daffodils), celebrate and channel Dusty, re-imagining her hits and remembering the smoky-voiced pop-soul vocalist who passed away almost two decades ago on a dry and mild day in March 1999.
We're excited to announce that Colleen Davis (Daffodils) will narrate Springfield’s life story in song and phrase in collaboration with dramaturg and highly acclaimed actor and director Shane Bosher.
Lady Sings the Blues, a tribute to blues diva Billie Holiday, was a sell-out in 2015. Don’t be a-wishin’ and a-hopin’ that you’ll get a ticket to Dust to Dusky; book now to avoid the tears.
Tami Neilson photograph: Jacko Andrews. Anna Coddington photograph: Mareea Vegas. Bella Kalolo photograph: Louise Hatton. Dusty Springfield photograph: BBC Photograph Library