At the recent 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Robyn was named a Cabaret Icon. This acknowledgement follows her 2013 Helpmann Award for Cabaret Performer of the Year. The packed to capacity gigs in Adelaide were a huge success and critically acclaimed
“Once again, Archer played to a full house of very enthusiastic and appreciative cabaret lovers, adding an encore followed by even greater applause than at the first bows. There was no doubt that her performance was a huge success but, then again, her appearances at this festival always are, and we all hope to see her again soon with another collection of Kabarett gems.” – Broadway World, 12 June 2016
“Robyn Archer, accompanied by Michael Morley and George Butrumlis, reminded us that she is the gold standard for Brecht and Weill with her brilliantly delivered Bilbao Song” – The Australian, 13 June 2016
“If you ever wanted to experience the Tingel-Tangel Kabarett in Berlin circa 1930, then this show, superbly performed by Robyn Archer, Michael Morley and George Butrumlis, is as close as you are very likely to get.” – The Advertiser, 13 June 2016
Robyn’s cabaret performances continue in Oxford ( UK) June 26, the Melbourne Recital Centre July 22 and 23 and there’s a whisper of a boutique two week season in Sydney in 2017.
Meanwhile she continues her work as Strategic Advisor, Arts and Culture, Gold Coast and will take on an additional new role there in July. The NIDA Master of Fine Arts of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) which Robyn chairs was at the heart of the ISPA Academy in Melbourne, and she ably revisited her role as the supreme MC/host for both the pitch session at ISPA, and a new collage show The Weill File at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. You’ll next see her as host of the APACA Performing Arts Exchange, August 29 and 30 in Melbourne.
A very busy June included the 10th anniversary edition of The Light in Winter at Federation Square.