Respect - The Aretha Franklin Story

Due to the extension of the South-East Queensland lock down, RESEPCT - The Aretha Franklin Story at the Empire Theatre's Armitage Centre on Friday, 7th August has been rescheduled.

This show will now be held on Friday, 20th August at 7.30pm.

Existing tickets will remain valid without the need to exchange. However if you would like to a refund, please phone the Ticket Office before 4pm this Friday 6th August on 1300 655 299 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, and have your card details available.


The electrifying show RESPECT journeys through Aretha Franklin’s courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph, while showcasing her greatest hits over the last 50 years!

Presented by Australia’s ‘Soul Mama’, Angie Narayan, RESPECT is a masterful piece of storytelling about family, loyalty and victory, layered with glorious harmonies and sassy repartee. Joining Angie on stage are accomplished vocalists and actors, Gideon Mzembe, Shelley Davies and Asabi Goodman, together with an energetic band!

ACT ONE begins with a bang in the 1960s, taking you back in time where Aretha’s career all began. Introduced to Aretha’s family, you explore her childhood, the church, meeting her Manger/ Husband, the Civil Rights Movement, her biggest musical crush and the profound impact the song RESPECT had on the world! ‘Natural Woman’, Say A Little Prayer’ and ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ are just a taste of Aretha’s classics you can expect!

ACT TWO starts off in the 70s, which was a rather turbulent decade with bombed albums, failed relationships and her dear Father being shot.  Moving into the 80s, ‘Sisters are Doin it for Themselves’, ‘Freeway of Love’, ‘Everyday People’ are just some of the hits guaranteed to have you up dancing out of your seat! There is one big surprise near the end of the show that no expects but has people literally in tears!

Hold on to your seat as you journey into this earth-shattering Aretha experience that is RESPECT!

Buy Tickets
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:30 PM 20 Aug 07:30PM Sold out
Armitage Centre

One price $62.00

*a transaction fee of $5 applies per transaction for phone and internet bookings.

Running Time

Act 1 - 60 mins

Interval - 30 mins

Act 2 - 60 mins

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