Robyn Archer

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“a hugely entertaining mix of satire, melody, and fun”

- The Barefoot Review

Robyn Archer

Arts Centre Melbourne presents presents

Robyn Archer

Que Reste T’il (What Remains?)

From London’s West End, to the bars of Berlin, and her hometown of Adelaide, Robyn Archer AO has dazzled the world with her virtuosity and interpretation of the cabaret repertoire.

After a glittering career unparalleled in this country, Ms Archer returns to Melbourne in Que Reste T’il, a journey through the origins of cabaret through song, storytelling and a hint of satire.

Harking back to the intimate nightclubs of Paris in the 1880s, enjoy rare works by Aristide Bruant and French greats Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Jacques Brel.

Don’t miss Robyn Archer on stage and on song, serving a delectable selection of “pungent, roistering songs from the French archive- The Barefoot Review

Credits

Robyn Archer – Vocals, Guitar

Michael Morley – Piano, Vocals
George Butrumlis – Accordion, Vocals

About Robyn Archer

Robyn Archer AO FAHA is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate for the arts.

An acknowledged exponent of classic European cabaret, Robyn was named Cabaret Icon at the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and won the Helpmann Award for Australia’s Best Cabaret Performer 2013. She made landmark recordings of Brecht songs in translation, at Abbey Road with the London Sinfonietta. Recent concerts include Canberra, Adelaide, Oxford (UK) and Melbourne Recital Centre, with invitations to New York and Berlin in 2018. Robyn has written/directed The Sound of Falling Stars, which premiered at the 2017 Adelaide and Auckland Cabaret Festivals. Sydney audiences will remember her for successful shows such as Kold Komfort Kaffe, The Pack of Women, Tonight Lola Blau, A Star is Torn and Café Fledermaus.

She has recorded 12 albums and her writing includes essays, songs, works for the theatre and children’s books. She is an ABR Laureate, and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy for the Humanities. In demand as a speaker, Robyn opened the APAP conference in New York, January 2017, and selected addresses are published as Detritus (UWA Press). Robyn has been artistic director of several major arts festivals (National Festival of Australian Theatre, Adelaide Festival, Melbourne Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Centenary of Canberra), is patron and ambassador for numerous organisations, and currently Strategic Advisor, Gold Coast Arts, and Culture and Chair of NIDA’s MFA (Cultural Leadership).

Robyn is mentor to the European Festivals Association’s Festival Academy and to a number of younger artists and artistic directors. She is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and Officer of the Crown (Belgium), and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders University (South Australia), Griffith University (Queensland), and the Universities of Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.


Photo Credit: Claudio Raschella

When

10 & 11 November, 7:30pm

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Playhouse

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