New Years Eve 1952. One of Country Music’s great legends stops at a wayside garage on the way to a gig. By morning the world will know that Hank Williams is dead.

Dead at 29 Hank had written a string of hits still recorded today to gain the title of King of Country Music. In a short life wracked by pain he survived on prescription drugs & alcohol.

Craig McLachlan gives a mesmerizing, tour de force performance as Hank Williams in New York playwright Lanie Robertson’s play “Nobody Lonesome For Me”. Also featuring one of Australia’s best music performers, Chris Goodall as the Phantom Guitarist.

Experience the songs, the pain and the laughter of a life in this remarkable piece of theatre.

Australian Premiere Tour 2021

A play by lanie robertson

Hank Williams

Nobody Lonesome For Me

Craig McLachlan

Hank Williams

Nobody Lonesome For Me

Craig McLachlan

New Years Eve 1952. One of Country Music’s great legends stops at a wayside garage on the way to a gig. By morning the world will know that Hank Williams is dead.

Dead at 29 Hank had written a string of hits still recorded today to gain the title of King of Country Music. In a short life wracked by pain he survived on prescription drugs & alcohol.

Craig McLachlan gives a mesmerizing, tour de force performance as Hank Williams in New York playwright Lanie Robertson’s play “Nobody Lonesome For Me”. Also featuring one of Australia’s best music performers, Chris Goodall as the Phantom Guitarist.

Experience the songs, the pain and the laughter of a life in this remarkable piece of theatre.

A play by lanie robertson

Australian Premiere Tour 2021

Perth

July 31-Sept 4

More dates coming soon

his majesty's theatre

Broken hill

August 18-21

arts centre

Tamworth

August

Capitol theatre

Adelaide

September 1- 11

woodville town hall

Hobart

September 20-22

royal theatre

Launceston

September 24-25

Princess theatre

Brisbane

October / November

twelfth night theatre

Please arrive early for your show as there will be a bag search at entry.
This is to ensure all patrons comfort & safety, so we apologise for any delay.

Hank Williams

One of Country music’s greatest legends, Hank Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th Century he began his career at 15 when a local radio station hired him to present and perform a 15 minute program.

With many recordings to his name his first hit was in 1947 with “Move it on over” which resulted in him joining the radio program “Louisiana Hayride” and The Grand Ole Opry, country’s greatest institution.

Though unable to read or notate music to any degree, his hits kept coming with “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “Hey Good Lookin’” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”.

Years of alcoholism, back pain and prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health and he died suddenly on New Years Day 1953 on the way to a concert. He was 29.

His influence extended to artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and the Rolling Stones. In the years after his death honours poured in resulting with a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for playing “ a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life”.

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Working with Valley Arts Trust, a registered charity, Spotlight Revivals Pty Ltd joins in presenting a series of plays and musicals from the past and present.
 
The first joint production returns international star Craig McLachlan to the stage in an unforgettable performance in Lanie Robertson’s play Nobody Lonesome For Me for a national and international tour.
 
With the directors of Valley Arts Trust and Spoltlight Revivals having a joint theatrical experience of over 80 years , there is a joint agenda of presenting first class productions,  developing young talent and providing professional employment opportunities.