Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades, she has earned her place in the Australian Theatre as one of this country’s most legendary leading ladies.

While her roles in the stage musicals Anything Goes, Chicago, Oliver, Into The Woods, Company, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, Call Me Madam and Sweeney Todd established her as an award-winning musical theatre star, Geraldine has also won enormous acclaim for her roles in plays such as Steel Magnolias, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Don’s Party; on television in House Husbands, Home and Away, All Saints and the films Careful He Might Hear You, Summerfield and The Wog Boy. Her extensive recording output includes the first solo Sondheim album, which gained her worldwide acclaim.

Playing at Canberra’s Street Theatre for one night only, Turner’s Turn is a celebration of Geraldine’s incredible life on stage and marks Geraldine’s first cabaret appearance in more than ten years. This intimate evening of songs from her celebrated career, peppered with show business anecdotes and stories (and there are some great stories to tell), is a rare opportunity to see one of Australia’s most beloved stage performers, up close and personal, in an intimate setting.

Sunday 1 November at 4pm
The Street, Canberra
Musical Director: Michael Tyack

Geraldine Turner’s name is synonymous with Australian show business. She has appeared most recently in Ruthless: The Musical and in the cast of House Husbands on the 9 network. Other recent stage performances were in a tour of Side By Side By Sondheim, in Alana Valentine’s play MP and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit in Canberra.

Musicals include Wicked, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, Company, Chicago, Anything Goes, Cabaret, Kismet, Oliver, Guys And Dolls, Call Me Madam, Noel and Gertie, Mack and Mabel, Ned Kelly, Grease, The Witches Of Eastwick, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris and operettas La Belle Helene, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado.

Plays include Inheritance, Present Laughter, Don’s Party, The Forest, Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll and Vagina Monologues.

Films include Careful He Might Hear You, The Wog Boy, Summerfield and Break Of Day.

Geraldine has appeared in many television movies, series and shows whilst her cabaret and concert career has taken her around the globe. She was the first person to record an all Sondheim album, The Stephen Sondheim Songbook, which was followed by a Volume 2 Songbook, due to its popularity worldwide. Other albums include When We Met, Torch Songs, Once In A Blue Moon and her cast albums of Chicago and Anything Goes.

Geraldine has received various Green Room Awards, Mo awards and an Order of Australia for services to the Arts.