Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Dunstan Playhouse, June 21 to 22
Review by Honey B
Stars like Elvis Presley, Jeff Buckley and Bon Scott may have brightly streaked across the sky before burning out all too soon, but Cameron Goodall’s star is shining high and bright in The Sound of Falling Stars.The show, which was written and directed by Robyn Archer, is the show of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In 1979, Archer stared in her own one-woman cabaret show, A Star Is Torn, where she brought to life female singers who had died such as Judy Garland and Billie Holliday. This production is her male equivalent and it’s riveting.Actor/singer/guitarist Goodall switches seamlessly between the likes of Sam Cooke, Bobby Darin, Nick Drake and the night’s unofficial host – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, who died of an overdose at the age of 21.Goodall inhabits these well-known and all distinctively different musicians with a deft sneer, a shake of his hair, a change in stance and his varying vocals are to be admired and left the audience in awe.Unfortunately the show had to end, but the sold out crowd left no doubt about its reaction with a strong and unanimous standing ovation.Long may The Sound of Falling Stars shine on.