top of page

Mon, 20 Feb


Claire's Kitchen at le Salon


Mark Trevorrow & Rupert Noffs Sing the Stephen Sondheim Songbook With Musical Director Bev Kennedy

Registration is Closed
See other events

Time & Location

20 Feb 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Claire's Kitchen at le Salon, 35 Oxford St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

About the event

3 courses from our a la carte menu and 2 twenty minute sets $120 p/p

Arrival at 6pm sharp

Old Friends MARK TREVORROW, RUPERT NOFFS and BEV KENNEDY have much in common: great musicianship and their love of Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary songbook. The talented trio have combined to sing and play up a storm in their all-Sondheim cabaret, OLD FRIENDS. Book now!

BIO: Mark Trevorrow he/him

BOB DOWNE is one of Australia's most loved and enduring comedy characters, the creation of journalist, comedian, actor and broadcaster MARK TREVORROW.

Born 4 February 1959 in Melbourne, Mark trained as a journalist at the Herald Sun from 1977-81.

He moved to Sydney in 1982 with the success of his cabaret group THE GLOBOS, who enjoyed two National Top 20 singles, 'Tintarella di Luna' (1982) and 'The Beat Goes On' (1983), hosting COUNTDOWN twice, along with multiple TV appearances including Mike Walsh, Don Lane and Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

Mark created BOB DOWNE in September 1984 at the Glebe Food Fair in Sydney, and has toured the world as the Prince of Polyester ever since - including a nomination for Best Newcomer at the inaugural Melbourne International Comedy Festival (1987), a Glasgow Mayfest Award (1993), consecutive Melbourne Green Room Awards for Best Cabaret Artiste (1999 & 2000), five sellout Sydney Opera House seasons and 18 Edinburgh Fringe festivals. In 2013 he was presented with another Green Room Award, for Lifetime Achievement in Cabaret.

Bob's multiple Australian and U.K. television credits include hosting the SYDNEY GAY & LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE a total of nine times. Other TV credits include hosting KARAOKE DOKEY (Foxtel, 2007), THE BOB DOWNE SHOW (TV1/Foxtel Australia, 2000-01), FABULOUS, FAMOUS & FORGOTTEN (Network Ten, 2000), BOB DOWNE ALL OVER BRITAIN (BBC/UK Play, 1998), THE BOB DOWNE SPECIAL (ITV UK, 1996), THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (ITV, 1995) and BOB DOWNE UNDER (LWT, 1991).

Bob has been headlining regularly since 2016 on P&O Comedy Cruises around Australia and NZ.

Meanwhile, since 2002 Mark has established a parallel career singing, acting and broadcasting as himself, starting in 1999 with GOOD NEWS WEEK (ABC TV & Network Ten). His nostalgic documentary/talk series THE WAY WE WERE (ABC TV, 2003 & 2004) was a ratings winner on Australia's national broadcaster and he was heard regularly presenting EVENINGS on ABC Radio in Sydney and nationally.

Mark has also appeared as a recurring character ('Darryl' the menswear salesman) in Australia's most successful comedy series, KATH & KIM (ABC TV & Seven Network Australia, 2002-2007, also BBC2 & Sky UK) and in the feature film KATH & KIMDERELLA (2012).

More recently Mark has been performing in cabaret  - both as himself in his show SINGING STRAIGHT (an evening of jazz, pop and show standards and stories) and as Bob Downe in his new touring show VIVA BOB VEGAS.

BIO: Rupert Noffs he/him

Rupert is a NIDA graduate and Sydney Conservatorium of Music drop-out. Rupert first fell in love with the music of Sondheim at age 16 when he performed “Being Alive” at The Sydney Opera House for his school graduation. The following year, he scored the role of Tony in West Side Story, when he should’ve been studying for his HSC. In 2001, during his time at the Conservatorium, he was cast as ‘Jack’ in Sondheim’s ‘Into The Woods’ at The Seymour Centre. Rupert has played the on-screen son of Jacki Weaver for MTV, and the Nephew of Bob Downe in both Sydney and San Fransisco. Whilst running his restaurant, The Lucky Bee, in Downtown Manhattan - with his husband and partner of 20 years - Chef Matty Bennett, Rupert wrote and performed sold out shows at Joes Pub with New York Cabaret legend, Amber Martin. In its opening week, The Lucky Bee was featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker and Womens Wear Daily. It garnered a celebrity following including Sir Salman Rushdie, Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright. Rupert and Matty continue to operate The Lucky Bee which is now located on the Central Coast. Most recently, Rupert was a featured judge on Seven’s hit talent show, “All Together Now”. He has performed two sold out cabaret shows at Claire’s Kitchen and is thrilled to be singing Sondheim once again with his old friend and Aussie icon, Mark Trevorrow.

BIO: Bev Kennedy she/her

Bev Kennedy is one of Australia’s leading musicians and Musical directors having worked on over 30 Professional music theatre productions including An Americain in Paris, The Lion King, Charlie and the chocolate factory, Billy Elliot, We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia to name a few. 




  • Dinner and Show

    Including Booking Fee

    Sold Out

This event is sold out

Share this event

bottom of page