After premiering in 2004, this unique one-man show resurfaced for a return season at Belvoir in 2009. It toured to Woodford in Qld and Adelaide, then again toured to Sydney to the Glen St Theatre in 2010. It was then remounted as part of the Corroboree Sydney Festival in 2014.
This is the exuberant and moving story of how, as the eighth child in a family of twelve living in a Mt Gravatt housing commission estate, David Page became Australia’s answer to Michael Jackson.
Little Davy Page was an all-singing, all-dancing sensation; at a tender age he appeared on Countdown and The Paul Hogan Show and his singles twice made it to the Top Ten until his voice broke. Then in his teenage years there were questions of his sexuality until finally he became a composer for such groups as the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
This self-portrait is a glorious mixture of story-telling, music, Countdown days, home movies and drag. Outrageous, cheeky and a wellspring of beautiful energy, David has collaborated with Louis Nowra in writing his story, and he’s directed by his little brother, Stephen.
By Louis Nowra & David Page from an original concept by David Page
Director Stephen Page
Set Designer Robert Cousins
Costume Designer Jodie Fried
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Steve Francis
Stage Manager Peter Sutherland
Assistant Stage Manager Emjay Matthews
Belvoir 2004 Season production photos by Heidrun Lohr
21 November – 14 December
Corroboree Sydney Festival
Bangarra Studios, Walsh Bay, Sydney
Please book with Bangarra via the link above.
Humour, nostalgia and poignancy are perfectly balanced in David Page’s well-travelled autobiographical show. It is a classic of the genre.The Sydney Morning Herald