VIVA il DIVO: PETER COUSENS
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About The Event
3 courses from our a la carte menu and 40 minutes live set
Peter’s beautiful voice and relaxed engaging style are the product of a long career as an actor and singer. His musical storytelling is a masterclass in the art of cabaret. Compelling, authentic, funny. You will be mesmerised by his versatility and delighted by the sheer joy he derives from being the entertainer.
Peter Cousens is the Artistic Director of the Talent Development Project. In 2019 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to the performing arts and to the community.
A graduate of National Institute of Dramatic Art, he has performed in a vast number of musicals including playing the role of The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on London's West End for 11 months; as well as major roles in Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Fiddler on the Roof, Boojum, Bernstein’s Mass, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, the Mikado, Darlinghurst Nights, Strange Bedfellows, The Hatpin, Company, Aspects of Love, and Floyd Collins in Concert.
Peter has performed with the Sydney Theatre Co. and the Melbourne Theatre Co. and the QLD Theatre Co., in Nicholas Nickleby, Hamlet, Chicago, Chinchilla, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, You Never Can Tell, Whose Life is it Anyhow?, The Convicts Opera, Breaker Morant, Camille, The Sentimental Bloke; and on Australian television, including The Divorce, Cliffy, Phryne Fisher, Return to Eden, The Sullivans, Carson's Law, Cop Shop, Skyways, The Young Doctors, Son and Daughters, The Timeless Land and Under Capricorn.
He has recorded five albums - Corner of The Sky, From A Distance, A Life on Earth, A Musical Christmas, The Peter Cousens Collection and he sings the role of Chris on the International Symphonic Recording of Miss Saigon.
Peter directed the feature film “Freedom” in the USA, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and William Sadler about two men separated by 100 years united in their search for freedom. He wrote and directed the short film The Right Path, about survival, depression and the life of Mick Miller and the film Victoriana! – a cavalcade of Victorian musical delights.
Peter has been actively involved in social issues over many years, particularly child protection and is currently Patron of Freedom Hub – Rebuilding the lives of people who have experienced human trafficking and slavery within Australian borders.
The cabaret room capacity is now only 45 guests to adhere to the Covid 19 personal distancing rules
Anyone entering the premises must provide their name and contact details, including a telephone number or email address.
All reasonable steps are being taken to mitigate against the risk of transmission of infection within the venue (with reference to standard and additional cleaning measures as recommended by public health authorities and SafeWork NSW).
If you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, please stay home.
- Dinner and Show$100$1000$0