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Review: Cher - Here we Go Again Australian Tour 2018

When visiting the domain of an icon such as Cher, one does ponder the usual questions - will she live up to the hype, will the show be as over the top as you want it to be and will it stand the test of the usually picky Aussie audiences?

Well, yes to all! Cher's return to Sydney after last years Mardi Gras was a triumph on all fronts. Her iconic status was re-affirmed to a massive sold-out audience at the Qudos Bank arena - which had a mix of die hard fans who would scream at anything and the usual lookie-lous who go to shows just cos there is nothing else to do in this supposed cosmopolitan city. (lol - thanks lock out laws!)

With a set list that boggles the mind, Cher paced the show to suit the incredible costume changes (we all love an overdose of Bob Mackie) and a stage set that was just as spectacular - although paired down to suit the variety of venues she was performing in throughout the country. Don't expect a runway or B stage. But we lived for the projections and video screens - some of the best in a concert we have seen for a long long time.

Of course Cher performed all the hits, but like her twitter feed, the show soared thanks to her candid stories and speaking parts where she shared parts of her career and life with the audience.

The show does feel long, but when there is so much to pack into a show - how can one complain? But it really does fit in everything - from the Sonny and Cher show - too ABBA. Its everything you could want from Cher and done with the flair and class only she can provide.

We don't want to go into too much depth about the ins and outs of the show - as this is one show you need to see for yourself - its bucket list stuff... so don't hate us for not rabbiting on about every detail - do yourself a favour and grab one of the final tickets available for Saturday's show at Qudos Bank arena and the final night at ICC Theatre at Darling Harbour.

www.livenation.com.au

What will your grannie be doing on those nights? (A quote from the legend herself)

10/5 - PHENOMENAL!

 

 

 

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Cher's role in Mamma Mia finally exposed

Cher’s role in the upcoming Mamma Mia! film sequel, titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, has been revealed. The surprising news? She’ll play Meryl Streep’s mother.

The New York Post reports that the Oscar and Grammy winner will play Donna Sheridan’s mother in a series of flashbacks to the 1960s that will feature Lily James as young Donna.

Cher teased that she joined the film on October 16, tweeting a nod to the Mamma Mia! finale costumes.

Returning for the sequel are the 2008 movie’s original stars: Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie, Christine Baranski as Tanya, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, and Dominic Cooper as Sky. Also featured are Andy Garcia, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, and Hugh Skinner.

Ol Parker is writer-director on the film that is currently filming in Croatia.

 

h/t The NY Post.

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Trevor Ashley revives his annual Pantomime with "The Bodybag"

He's back, the Diamonds are for Trevor (Opera House), Liza (UK Tour) Les Mis and Jesus Christ Superstar headliner, none other than the incomparable Trevor Ashley!

Bringing his seasonal pantomime back to life with a very funny piss-take on the BodyGuard... he is joined on stage by a cast including the very cute Gus Murray.

Titled "Bodybag", Trevor's new show see's him in the lead role of "multi-award winning superstar Rachel Marinade" (not a US superstar, but a runner-up on Australian Idol)

"But after a spate of creepy 'fan mail' it's clear that Rachel needs protection. Not only that, after being charged in local court for holding a fake driver's license, she also needs transport," and that's from the show's press description!!! (Paulini lookout!)

"Enter ex-ASIO officer, and current Uber driver Tank Charmer (Gus Murray). It's not only his job to protect her –but to get her to her destination with five stars. Who knew they could fall in lust?"

Of course, with Trevor's panto's you know there is going to be a whole lot of frivolity, campness and controversy. So it's a night of theatre not to be missed.

The Bodybag runs at Sydney's Seymour Centre from December 6 to 16 making it the perfect Christmas gift. Hurry as tickets are selling fast.

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