by Courtney Act
‘Music for...’ is one of two Opera House Spotify playlist series where we ask friends of the House to curate playlists based on a theme of their choice: music for a particular moment, place or feeling.
This week international drag sensation Courtney Act and comedy all-stars Matt Day, Nancy Denis, Bessie Holland, Tracy Mann, Megan Wilding and Brigid Zengeni take to the Drama Theatre stage to bring Noël Coward’s wicked and hilariously fun Blithe Spirit back to life, in a new production from Sydney Theatre Company.
This classic farce centres around a séance gone awry and the unexpected return of the ghostly and glamorous Elvira, played by Act. Who wouldn't want that? We figure if a séance could lead to such a result (even by accident) they're worth doing regularly.
This playlist curated by Courtney Act prompts you to do just that! Get witchy and throw this on next time you're trying to get in touch with the world beyond the veil.
▷ Always – Irving Berlin
Pop on a little Irving Berlin – something you can hum to. A favourite of all psychic mediums.
▷ I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
Get into the tones of Nina Simone. A great way to start your séance.
▷ Dark Lady - Cher
Pick your clairvoyant - Cher is always my first choice.
▷ Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers
Add a little love potion and set your intention: who are you trying to contact?
▷ If You Could Read My Mind - Ultra Naté
Wait and see what tales the other side provides!
▷ The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
Release those demons with a guttural scream.
▷ Confide in Me – Kylie Minogue
Tell me your secrets, tell me your fantasies.
▷ Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac
Let’s get witchy with Stevie.
▷ Inhale - Courtney Act
Breathe steadily, one, two, one, two…
▷ Close Your Eyes - Kim Petras
There’s no way you’ll make it out alive.
▷ Call Me on the Ouija Board - Sharon Needles
If I should die before I wake – call me on the Ouija Board.
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