Date & time
Saturday 21st October 2023
Songs from the Book of Life
Songs From The Book of Life, is a work of musical theatre written by Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier and is based around Deborah’s memoir Book of Life, to be published by Allen & Unwin this October. This shimmering piece of autobiography is told in eight scenes, around eight songs with Conway and Zygier exploring the nature of performing, a musical life, the notions of what people know and don’t know, about a career lived over four decades in public eye.
Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier play themselves (mostly) as they go back through their own story of youth, rebellion, falling in love, aging, money and music; the dirty details of one of the most powerful and iconic women who changed the face of the Australian music industry. Songs From the Book of Life is a bold tour-de-force told with unflinching honesty, humour, revelation, and a reflexive desire to let it all hang out. Directed by Michael Kantor, set design, Chloe Greaves, video design, Nick Roux and choreography Stephanie Lake.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.