by Julian Woolford
Full Length Play with Music
Can be performed in 1 or 2 acts
Cast: 1 M, 2 Voices (pre-recorded)
February 4th 1987. Liberace, Mr Showmanship, arrives at the Pearly Gates. Will Saint Peter and the Angels let him in or damn him to hell?
Tonight Liberace plays for his life…His eternal life!
Liberace Live From Heaven played for a sell-out run at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End, followed by the Edinburgh Festival and a hugely successful tour of New Zealand.
It regularly won two standing ovations per performance!
"It's spooky! Bobby Crush channels Liberace at his glittermost, complete with gleaming grin, blinding bling and camp candelabra... star-spangled entertainment with some great gags from Victoria Wood's stroppy God." Roger Foss, The Steve Allen Show, LBC 97.3
"Julian Woolford’s mischievous tribute to the entertainer who raised the art of camp to absurd new heights.’ The Times, London
"Stunningly put together with marvellous Liberace style showmanship. Definitely an evening to remember!" Manawatu Standard
"To heaven with a standing ovation!" Marlborough Express
"Here is a show that by most definitions of the fringe, should not exist. Yet here it is in all its bouffant glory, and I mean that most sincerely folks… By displaying some of Lee’s serious side, and by playing to a demographic not normally catered to in Edinburgh, it challenges presumptions both about Crush as a performer and about what goes to make a fringe show." Fringe Review