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The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – Le Cascadeur, Wed 8 Mar.
Adelaide cabaret superstars Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan have come together to share the love of Peter Allen and Olivia Newton-John for Adelaide Fringe audiences. The two Australian stars are famously linked due to Allen (along with Jeff Barry) having written Newton-John’s famous 1974 hit I Honestly Love You.
For the first time, friends Griffiths and Ryan have written a show together and picked two lively, fascinating artists to celebrate. Their connection on stage is delightful to watch, arrangements simple but effective, and their harmonies together generally work. The writing is certainly not the best that either performer has previously produced separately and the show would benefit from some more workshopping, but it is unlikely that big fans of Allen and Newton-John will be concerned by this.
Peter Allen’s big hits are all celebrated including, I Still Call Australia Home, I Go To Rio and Griffiths presented a heartfelt Tenterfield Sadler, which I would happily listen to on repeat all day. Amelia Ryan brought the comedy to the big Olivia Newton-John hits Xanadu and Physical and took every opportunity for a costume change and enthusiastic audience interaction.
Tonight’s opening night performance was sold out, so make sure you buy your tickets quickly for this wonderfully joyous show. If you love singing along to some Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen then don’t miss this Adelaide Fringe cabaret.
Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton John And Peter Allen continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – Le Cascadeur from 7pm until Sun 19 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.