This Mother’s Day, Lucy Durack will peform in a concert called Here’s to the Ladieswith Rhonda Burchmore, Alinta Chidzey, Amanda Harrison and Queenie van der Zandt. Directed by Tyran Parke, it will be performed at Melbourne’s MEMO Music Hall and live streamed from there. The ladies will sing songs from musicals they have been in, as well as other songs specially chosen for Mother’s Day. You will find more details in this week’s In Your Living Room: Theatre and Musical Theatrecolumn. Durack spoke to Limelightabout coping with COVID-19, Mother’s Day, and performing in Here’s to the Ladies.

Lucy Durack. Photograph supplied

You were playing Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musicalin Melbourne when the rest of the tour was cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions. How did that feel?

It was such a shock, as the whole thing was for the whole world. It was a shame also [because], as much as I had an educated guess from my own news watching, we weren’t told it was the last show until the next day so we never really got to say goodbye.

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