He Said. She Said
“A series of songs will say everything better than the spoken word”
‘Love in the 21st century shouldn’t be so hard’
Coming Soon to Raval, Surry Hills.
The ever-burgeoning theatre scene in Sydney is very much a product of young actors, directors and writers doing it for themselves. This being the case, it comes as no surprise that Sydney-based performers, Holly Summers-Clarke and Julian Kuo have combined their unquestionable talent and sheer passion for the art to co-write and perform a light-hearted cabaret, He Said. She Said.
This all-original script is an intimate portrayal of what it’s like to have a relationship in the 21st century. The two characters, while worlds apart in personalities, still very much desire the same thing. Through a range of musical numbers – from jazz to pop – Summers-Clarke and Kuo explore love, lust, loss and all that gritty stuff in-between.
The two studied musical theatre at the Australian Institute of Music, and have, over the years, performed together on a number projects, including ‘Dusty: The Original Pop Diva’, in which Summers-Clarke was the title role. With a strong musical theatre and jazz-based education behind them, both decided it was time to sit down and write a piece of their own – something original, relevant and entertaining.
Since returning from a recent trip through Europe and Asia, Summers-Clarke explains she is excited to be back in Sydney and working on this particular project, “A cabaret about people and their relationships is a great way to mash up music from all different genres and still have it make sense in a storyline”.
Similarly, Kuo, who has been a part of several Opera Australia productions, as well as playing the Sydney jazz-circuit with his band, The Julian Kuo Quintet, is ready to dig deeper into the, at often times, beleaguering world of relationships. “A series of songs will say everything better than the spoken word”, explains Kuo.
To be performed at one of Sydney’s most renowned jazz clubs, Raval, Summers- Clarke and Kuo will take to the stage on September 17th and the 20th, for two nights only, to perform the much anticipated, He Said. She Said.
Written by Holly Summers-Clarke
Starring Holly Summers-Clarke and Julian Kuo
Musical Direction by Chris King, featuring Tim Lockwood on Guitar
Playing at Raval @ the Schwartz Brewery Hotel
Level 1, 42 Wentworth Ave
Surry Hills NSW 2010
17th / 20th September 2012 @8pm
Book through The Sydney Fringe or tickets at the door.