A WORLD-CLASS DOLLY PARTON EXPERIENCE
With The Dolly Show, Kelly O’Brien has created an exceptional tribute to legend Dolly Parton.
Australian born singer and comedian, Kelly began singing country music at the age of 14 and has worked in musical theatre, pop, jazz and dance.
Her theatre and TV credits include: Starlight Express, Tonight’s The Night, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Good Morning Australia, Popstars, How To Look Good Naked, X Factor, and more recently BBC ONE’s Even Better Than The Real Thing.
Kelly returns to her first love with the ultimate Dolly Parton tribute.
She explains: “I have been performing as Dolly Parton since 2008. I was working with a band in London and every time I sang 9 to 5 people told me how much I sounded like Dolly.
“A friend asked me if I would perform as a Dolly Parton tribute at her brother’s birthday party. I was very nervous, but it was a big hit.
“The show was born, and I have spent years honing it into the world’s best Dolly Parton tribute show. I still work very hard to make sure it’s the best it can be.”
The Dolly Show recreates iconic Dolly Parton outfits – including the white waistcoat suit that Dolly wore to Glastonbury in 2014, the turquoise dress that Dolly sported when she performed at the 02 Arena in 2008, and the white lace dress that she wore to the 61st Grammy Awards.
Kelly performs as Dolly solo or with a Dolly Parton tribute band for private and corporate clients, as well as in cabaret venues and theatres around the world. Her Dolly Shows at the famous Crazy Coqs cabaret in London’s West End are always a sell-out.
Kelly has even serenaded Glastonbury festivalgoers as they made they way to see Dolly.
Dolly and Kenny
She regularly teams up with the exceptional Kenny Rogers tribute and impersonator Peter White to provide the ultimate Dolly and Kenny show, which always features their famous duet ‘Islands in the Stream’.
“I have always loved the theatre,” says Kelly, “and the show allows me to transport people to a different place and time. Some people will never get to see Dolly perform, so here I am trying to bring her to them.”
“The show is interactive. I want everybody to feel included because that is how Dolly Parton makes people feel.
“There is a great deal of humour in the show, because Dolly is a funny, witty lady.
“There is often a lot of improvisation. We tailor the show according to the audience to make sure they have the very best time.”
“Looks, sounds and speaks like Dolly….treat yourself to this seriously fun night out.”