Queensland’s homegrown smash Adele tribute, Rumour Has It, is coming back in a spectacular new form.
Since its premiere in 2012, Rumour Has It — the show that sees Brisbane’s Naomi Price taking on the role of Adele — has received standing ovations and reviews at venues and festivals like the Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall Melbourne and Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Following the show’s international debut at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in September, Price will return home with a spectacular new version of Rumour Has It featuring Queensland’s chamber orchestra, the Camerata of St John’s.
“This will be the most dazzling version of the show to date, with new songs from Adele’s latest record 25 and an incredible 19-piece live band,” Price says.
“I have always wanted to include strings in Rumour Has It — I’ve been saying for years that this would be the ultimate version of the show.
“But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that we would secure a chamber orchestra like Camerata. For fans of the show, this is going to take the experience to a whole new level.”
Camera artistic directory Brendan Joyce says the group is excited to be part of this special season, which will be exclusive to Brisbane.
“Naomi’s performance as Adele is a tour de force, garnering unanimous praise across the country and abroad. When The Little Red Company approached us to collaborate, we jumped at the opportunity,” Joyce says.
“Adele’s catalogue of hits is unrivalled in contemporary music with so many gorgeous ballads just perfect for an ensemble like ours. Camerata loves playing all kinds of genres; swapping Amadeus for Adele will be right up our alley.”
Camerata will join Price’s original seven-piece band, including vocalists Rachel Everett-Jones, Lai Utouvou, and Price’s partner Luke Kennedy.
Rumour Has It will play three performances at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday 13 January and Saturday 14 January, including a special all-ages matinee. For more info and tickets, visit rumourhasittheshow.com.