Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier return in Songs from the Book of Life

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Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier return in Songs from the Book of Life

Deborah Conway AM and Willy Zygier return in a moving piece of autobiographical theatre Songs from the Book of Life.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the mesmerising world of two Australian music legends, Deborah Conway AM and her talented collaborator/husband Willy Zygier. From 4 – 7 October, Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio will be graced with their autobiographical masterpiece, “Songs from the Book of Life.”

Based on Conway’s highly anticipated memoir, Book of Life, hitting the shelves on 3 October, this theatrical gem, written and performed by the power duo themselves, unfolds their remarkable four-decade musical journey through eight scenes and eight soul-stirring songs.

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Stripped bare with candour, humour, and revelations, Conway and Zygier will take you on a riveting ride, revisiting their youthful rebellion, falling in love, and grappling with aging, money, and, above all, music. Brace yourself for an unfiltered glimpse into the life of an iconic woman who rocked the Australian music scene.


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Deborah Conway’s musical accolades are nothing short of awe-inspiring. With a 1992 ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, a Top 20 album with “Bitch Epic” in 1993, and honours from the National Live Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2019 and the 2022 Music Victoria Hall of Fame, she truly stands tall as a living legend. And let’s not forget her presence at the 2022 Archibald Prize as a finalist, immortalized by Lewis Miller’s brush.

“Songs from the Book of Life” promises an unforgettable tour-de-force, blending original music with powerful theatrical storytelling. With Michael Kantor at the helm, Chloe Greaves on set design, Nick Roux handling video design, and the extraordinary Stephanie Lake choreographing, this creative team is set to take you on an exhilarating journey.

Renowned music critic Bill Riner praises Deborah and Willy’s music as songs that become “best friends for life,” while the Daily Telegraph hails Deborah’s “angelic voice” and lyrical prowess. The Courier Mail compares their work to legends like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, deserving nothing less than a rapturous response. And the captivating folk-blues sound, evoking warmth and familiarity, has left J-Wire in awe.

Deborah Conway is an artist who has gracefully held onto her integrity and lyrical honesty while riding the waves of mainstream commercial success. This extraordinary Australian act has solidified their place in the hearts of fans and critics alike.

Don’t miss out on the magic and marvel that is “Songs from the Book of Life.”

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier, present Songs from the Book of Life at Fairfax Studio | 4 – 7 October. Find out more and get tickets here