Dusty Springfield's 50th Anniversary celebrated in new play
This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of Dusty Springfield's solo career. The iconic singer, who for millions was the definitive pop diva, launched her first solo hit record 'I Only Want to Be With You' in 1963. Celebrating this fact is a new play by Derek Webb called 'Call Me Dusty'.
With Jessica Sandry in the title role, the play attempts to disentangle myth and facts, and begin to understand the very complex character who was Dusty Springfield.
By 1963 she had decided to go solo and the legend that was Dusty Springfield was truly born. Many times voted Best Female Singer, Dusty Springfield achieved enormous worldwide fame.
Despite the fame and success, however, Dusty's personal life was full of drama and tragedy. Not only did she find her sexuality at odds with her Catholicism, but drugs and alcohol took their toll, and increasingly she began to self-harm.
'Call Me Dusty' explores the dichotomy of the quiet, shy private person and her alter ego with her extravagant black mascara and backcombed hair; while at the same time celebrating the music which still ranks amongst the best of its kind. Not for nothing is Dusty Springfield heralded as the finest white soul singer ever.
7.30 4th September at The Playhouse Weston Super Mare
Tickets £14 Concessions £12
Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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