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Helen Dallimore and One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co present Helen Dalimore

Helen Dallimore in Don't Bother To Knock

Written by Helen Dallimore and Richard Carroll

Director Richard Carroll
Musical Director Daniel Edmonds

Starring Helen Dallimore

A vibrant celebration of sex appeal and the women who weren’t afraid to use it to get to the top - breaking down centuries-old barriers along their way.

Award-winning actress, singer, writer, comedian and borderline national treasure Helen Dallimore has split Australia’s sides with her expert impressions on television in Channel 7’s Double Take, and on stage in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue. Not content with winning acclaim for her many roles with the STC, winning over audiences as Glinda in the original West End cast of Wicked, and winning awards for her role in the Australian production of Legally Blonde - Dallimore now brings her ingenious impersonation skills back with a bang in this tour-de-force one-woman cabaret show.

“Goodness! What beautiful diamonds.” “Goodness had nothing to do with it.” - Mae West, ‘Night After Night’ (1932)

Don’t Bother to Knock is ‘hosted’ by Helen Dallimore, who then transforms flawlessly into each of the platinum pioneers who went before her. Utilising little more than a blonde wig, a microphone and a little complimentary lighting - audiences will delight in seeing and hearing these iconic women come alive onstage. Featuring a host of each star’s iconic songs (as well as a few surprises), Don’t Bother to Knock gives you a fresh appreciation of what made them all genuine trail-blazers.

Helen Dallimore plays:

-  Mae West, who spent 10 days in jail for writing, directing, producing and starring in the1927 Broadway show Sex; then became the world’s highest-paid movie star in her 40s.

-  Marilyn Monroe, who rode the ageless ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype all the way to fame and fortune, while reading Aristophanes and marrying Arthur Miller along the way.

-  Dolly Parton, the ‘Backwoods Barbie’ who sold 100 million records and built a worldwide empire from her Tennessee mountain home.

- Madonna, who was told she was ‘too brash’ and ‘too sexual’ by every male record executive, but outlasted them all to become the highest-selling female artist of all time.

"Dallimore has whizzed in from Australia to almost steal the show. She reveals a terrific voice and brilliant comic timing.” - The Sun (UK) on ‘Wicked’

“Dallimore’s Mrs Johnstone is the heart and soul of the show, as she should be. From vivacious teen to careworn mother of eight, she’s terrific.” - Sydney Morning Herald on ‘Blood Brothers’

“The evening belongs to the pure-voiced Helen Dallimore… Tender and funny” - The Advertiser on ‘Masquerade’

 

Saturday 18 June 2016, 9.00pm | Sunday 19 June 2016, 7.00pm

Tickets: Full $45.00 | Concession $39.00

Available as part of a 3 or 5 show package deal

Running time: 70mins