Anita's Theatre Thirroul

The official website of Anita's Theatre, a premiere live music and theatre venue, nestled in the beautiful town of Thirroul, close to the major centres of Sydney and Wollongong.

Anita's Theatre is a premier live music and theatre venue, nestled in the beautiful town of Thirroul, close to the major centres of Sydney and Wollongong.

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Doug Parkinson

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Price: From $55.98

Mode: RESERVED SEATINGS

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Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Australia’s greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson presents a night of soul and rock classics. The electric current runs high generated by the powerful 8 piece band and the unique voice of Doug Parkinson.

Joe Cocker and Ray Charles were irresistible forces. Cocker combined a love of American soul music with standout interpretations of other people’s songs. Feelin’ Alright,  Hitchcock Railway, The Letter and You Are So Beautiful.

Ray Charles (The Genius) completely revolutionised popular music with his reinvention of songs in many genres. Rock, Soul, RnB, Gospel, Jazz and Country.

Aretha Franklin ‘The Queen of Soul’ was one of the most successful, and highest selling female artists in the world, acknowledged my many as being one of the greatest female voices of all time. So great was her impact on popular music, she is known worldwide simply as ‘Aretha.’

There couldn't be a more appropriate singer in Australia to showcase the ultimate tribute to both Cocker and Ray Charles than the gravelly soulful voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson, often described as a "Rolled Gold Superstar." a master of interpreting others’ songs. 

Doug Parkinson is also a multi-award winning artist of soul, rock and box office hit musicals. A highlight of Doug Parkinson’s show includes his own hit records, the iconic Dear Prudence, I'll Be Around, and Unchained Melody.

Throw in a handful of Motown classics and some redefined songs from your youth, exciting, funny and emotional stories from Doug's life on the road and you have the recipe for an unforgettable nights entertainment. 


“You made me laugh, you made me cry.”  

“Wow! What a band, world class.”

“We didn't want the night to end.” 

“Your voice gets better and better.”

“Your voice, band and show belongs on the world stage.”


Just some of the comments from Doug Parkinson's audience.


From “sold out” theatres around Australia this new show is a night to remember and a night not to be missed.  

Earlier Event: December 7
Let There Be Rock: Orchestrated
Later Event: December 15
Theatrix Performing Arts: ALPHABET