Legendary Divas

Had a great night on Tuesday at Circa seeing Ali Harper perform Legendary Divas.

Harper has a phenomenal voice and can not only pull off the songs, but also the accents.


She covers a couple of dozen “divas” including Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Julie Andrews and Dolly Parton.

Harper not only is a great singer, but also an excellent actor. Her facial expressions bring the stage to life, and she also has considerable audience interaction which is hilarious. I was extremely nervous but relieved that the two men picked out of the audience were sitting on either side of me.

She is accompanied by the ever reliable and talented Michael Nicholas Williams on the piano and there is good chemistry between the two of them.

It was a fun uplifting 80 minutes with an enthusiastic audience.

At the end there was a powerpoint tribute to all the deceased divas which was nice, but also a bit sad as a reasonable proportion of them died far too young – 30s and 40s. However many made it into their 80s.

Rating: ****