INTO THE WOODS
Concert Hall QPAC
BOOKINGS: call 136 246 or click here
One of Australia’s leading performers, Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award-winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist actress.
Off the back of starring as Truly Scrumptious in TML Enterprises’ national production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rachael toured alongside David Hobson in their show Both Sides.
Rachael’s theatre credits include Eureka for Essgee Entertainment, directed by Gale Edwards; Sally Bowles in IMG’s Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes; Kathy Selden in Singing in the Rain directed by David Atkins, earning her a Mo Award nomination and Maria in The Gordon/Frost Organization/SEL production of The Sound of Music.
Rachael is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release. Her outstanding credits include her Green Award nominated performance as Fantine in Les Miserables and Rumpleteaser in Cats, both produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Rachael’s theatre credits for the STC include Peg Hartigan in Summer Rain directed by Robyn Nevin, Secret Bridesmaid’s Business, as Fredrika in A Little Night Music, Lady Mortimer in Henry IV and Me and My Girl – which toured Australia and New Zealand for the Adelaide Festival; and for The Production Company include The Pajama Game, Call Me Madam and Big Hair in America, which premiered at the Hot House Theatre.
Rachael’s screen credits include City Homicide, Stingers, Mercury, The Feds, This Man This Woman, GP, Flying Doctors, Home & Away and Hey Dad.
Recordings include This Girl and My Baby Just Cares For Me
Rachael’s debut solo album “This Girl” was released in March 2014. The album reflects Rachael’s diverse tastes andmusical experiences, drawing on hits from the musicals (Stephen Sondheim’s Send In the Clowns), cult songs such as Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love, McCartney’s Bluebird and Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill, and Rihanna’s 2010 hit Only Girl (In the World). Rachael duets with David Campbell, her long-time stage partner, and Ross Wilson. The album closes with one of Rachael’s own compositions, Perfect Day.
MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME
Rachael Beck and David Hobson
Two of Australia’s best-loved singers combine for their first recording together. Featuring favourites from screen and stage, the album includes classics such as ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, ‘Get Happy’ and ‘Stranger in Paradise’. Rachael Beck is one of Australia’s most well-known and prolific stage and TV performers; David Hobson has enjoyed a career in opera and on the concert platform that has included numerous best-selling recordings and awards. Their first recording collaboration is sure to be one of the year’s finest releases.
Sign up to Rachael’s mailing list