Deborah Conway’s “Book of Life”


Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray SCHOORMAN is a dynamic media industry entrepreneur. Commencing his own media production powerhouse in 2001, Peak Hour Images has leaped from strength to strength in an everchanging content production landscape. Lord Murray is also a long-standing member of the Melbourne Press Club and The National Press Club of Australia. In November 2013 Lord Murray Schoorman was appointed a position on the committee of the Fitzroy Street Trader's Association & within a year he was promoted to the position of Vice President of the association. He proudly held this position for over 3 years, working closely with the major events department of the City of Port Phillip and various other stakeholders. Little known fact; Lord Murray is also a qualified senior firefighter with over 13 years experience on the frontline of high-profile international motorsport.
Australian music icon, Deborah Conway launched her autobiography and memoir “Book of Life” tonight.
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Our senior photographer, Lord Murray from Peak Hour Images, was privileged to be in the room, shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Paul Kelly, Vika and Linda, Sigrid Thornton, Clare Bowditch and the MC for the night’s formalities, Caroline Wilson – a well-respected Australian journalist and childhood friend of Deborah’s.
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In recognition of such a milestone, opening tomorrow, Arts Centre Melbourne in association with the Australian Music Vault have a very limited seasoned show featuring Deborah Conway and husband Willy Zygier in a finely crafted theatrical experience based on Conway’s highly anticipated memoir Book of Life, which was released by Allen and Unwin tonight, Tuesday 3 October 2023.
In the hour and half long show, songs from the Book of Life, written by both Conway and Zygier, explores their four-decade-long musical careers, told through eight scenes and eight songs.
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Conway and Zygier play themselves as they reflect on their own story of youth, rebellion, falling in love, aging, money and music. Told with unflinching honesty, humour and revelation, learn the gritty details of an iconic woman who rocked the Australian music industry.
The Melbourne-based singer-songwriter has numerous accolades to her name including the 1992 ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, her album Bitch Epic reached the Top 20 in 1993, she was inducted into the 2019 National Live Music Awards Hall of Fame as a living legend followed by the 2022 Music Victoria Hall of Fame. A portrait of Conway, by Lewis Miller, was also a finalist in the 2022 Archibald Prize.
Featuring original music and theatrical storytelling, this unmissable tour-de-force is directed by Michael Kantor and choreographed by Stephanie Lake, with set design by Chloe Greaves and video design by Nick Roux.
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Creative Team:
Creator/Performer: Deborah Conway
Creator/Performer: Willy Zygier
Director: Michael Kantor
Costume & Set Designer: Chloe Greaves
Visual Artist: Nicholas Roux
Choreographer: Stephanie Lake
Lighting Design: Stephen Hawker
Sound Technician: Siiri Metsar
Performance dates & times:
Wednesday 4 Oct 7:30 PM
Thursday 5 Oct 7:30 PM
Friday 6 Oct 7:30 PM
Saturday 7 Oct 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
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