Biography

Deborah is an experienced piano-vocalist from Adelaide, South Australia. She began formal piano lessons at the age of 7 and graduated from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2008, majoring in Classical Piano. She specialises in cabaret performance, the art of storytelling and contemporary piano tuition.

Caught & Spark Productions

Deborah is the Creative Director at Caught & Spark Productions, an independent production company based in Adelaide, South Australia, with a vision to create engaging and quality intimate cabaret.

 

In 2016 she wrote, produced and performed in the debut season of A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell. The show was selected as one of Australian music icon Marcia Hines’ top-10 picks of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe and debuted to a sold out premiere season.

 

The show since went on to appear to full houses at the Edinburgh, Melbourne and Perth Fringe Festivals whilst touring over the two years from 2016-17. During their time in Edinburgh, the trio from A Case of You were invited to perform live on the Janice Forsyth show on BBC Radio Scotland. 

Deborah's solo cabaret show, The Hummingbird Effect, is an enchanting piece which tells the unlikely true story of how a chance encounter with a stranger set in motion life changing events. The Hummingbird Effect debuted in 2018 to multiple 5-star reviews and has been performed at both the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. 

For her most recent work, Deborah turned to her Irish roots to create a heartfelt and poignant piece of cabaret, The Parting Glass. Debuting at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Parting Glass explores grief, loss and love all set to music by iconic artists including Van Morrison, Colin Hay and Sinead O'Connor. 

Performance History

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

  • 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival

  • 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival

  • 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

  • 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival

  • 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

  • 2017 Adelaide Fringe in Mt Gambier

  • 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival

  • 2017 Perth Fringe World Festival

  • 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival

  • 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  • 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival

  • 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival

MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCES

  • Jekyll & Hyde (Marie Clark Music Theatre, May 2017)

  • Wicked (Matt Byrne Media, June 2016)

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Pelican Productions, April 2015)

  • Young Frankenstein (Marie Clark Music Theatre, October 2014) 

  • Hairspray (Matt Byrne Media, July 2012)  

  • Into the Woods (Northern Light Theatre Company, October 2012) 

  • Thirteen (Adelaide Youth Theatre, March 2012) 

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (The Met, 2011) 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

  • The Little Mermaid (Adelaide Youth Theatre, January 2016)     

  • Annie (Adelaide Youth Theatre, January 2012 and January 2015)

  • The Wedding Singer (Marie Clark Music Theatre, May 2015)

OTHER FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

  • 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival: Signorina Scrittore

  • 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival: Villain-Ville - A Musical Exploration of Villainy and Evil 

  • 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival: From Stage to Screen

  • 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival: An Au Pair in America