Gold, gowns and glamour. Champagne, charisma and camp. Lamé, luscious and loud. Be-sequinned, be-jewelled… Bassey
He’s garnered standing ovations and unanimous rave reviews all around the country, and now the irrepressible Trevor Ashley returns to Darwin Festival. This time he’s channelling that one-and-only Dame, Shirley Bassey, in this spectacular, over-the-top concert extravaganza.
Diamonds are for Trevor celebrates the musical legacy of one of the world’s most acclaimed concert artists in a stunning evening of song and storytelling accompanied by members of Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Using humour, wit and class, Ashley will tell Shirley Bassey’s story like it’s never, never, never been told before. And to top it all off he’ll be dressed by Oscar, BAFTA, Olivier and Tony Awardwinning costume designer Tim Chappel (Priscilla). Fabulous!
Under the stars, Ashley performs Bassey’s biggest and best hits, including Big Spender, Goldfinger, Never, Never, Never, This is My Life, History Repeating, and of course Diamonds are Forever – plus a few show-stoppers the Dame should have sung. This incredible impersonator will delight with big gowns, big hair and an even bigger voice.
Hilarious, brilliant and often moving, when star of the cabaret stage Trevor Ashley goes head to head with the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, it proves once and for all that Diamonds ARE Forever.
"Trevor Ashley is a born performer."
"An acerbic, hilarious crowd-pleaser."