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©Sally Bourne 2018

Sally first appeared in cabaret aged 19 with her best friend, Dean Lotherington. Their first gig at the Australia Hotel, Collins St (which no longer exists!) & was the start of a long standing musical partnership lasting over 20 years.  

 

Sally performed on the cabaret circuit in London for over10 years at many iconic venues such as The Jermyn Street Theatre, The Hen & Chickens (Islington), Centrestage, Pizza on the Park, Simpson's On The Strand & The Piccadilly Hotel. 

 

After returning to Australia in 2004 Sally wrote KIDDING AROUND, followed by THE SALLY BOURNE IDENTITY (musical direction & arrangements by Dean Lotherington).  The show, at the Butterfly Club in South Melbourne, was a two season sell out & was performed at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2009. THE SALLY BOURNE IDENTITY was nominated for a Victorian Green Room award (Best Original Songs in Cabaret).

 

In 2010, Sally co-wrote YUMMY, with the magnificent Susan-ann Walker. The girls were headliners at the 2010 Melbourne Cabaret Festival followed by a season at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.  YUMMY was nominated for a Victorian Green Room award (Best Original Songs in Cabaret) in 2013 & they have just performed the latest instalment of their hit shows; SUBTLE at the MCShowroom in Prahran.

 

For more information on Sally & Susan-ann's cabaret shows please visit their page SUSAN-ANN WALKER & SALLY BOURNE.

Review

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

From child star, she was the original Annie, to mother of Alice and Archie, Sally Bourne explores a womans search for her own identity and takes her enthralled audience every agonising and amusing step of the way.

She has a great voice and a warm personality that fills the intimate space, usually the Festival Centre boardroom. Almost everything she sings is her own work, accompanied by her friend from primary school Dean Lotherington at the piano.

You can see why her old friends want to hang around the most talented girl in the playground. From celebrity mummies getting their figures back, to celebrity deaths, she has witty takes on so many aspects of life.

With excellent timing and fine audience rapport, she gives a highly energetic hours entertainment, with anecdotes of performing along side Madonna and Julie Andrews.

She ends with that song from the show that started it all for her, Tomorrow from Annie, sung wistfully. After the Sally Bourne Identity she’s planning the Sally Bourne Supremacy, quipping that Robert Ludlum would be delighted, except of course that he’s dead.

Adelaide Advertiser 

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