YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND: AN EVENING WITH PETER FREESTONE
Celebrating what would have been the iconic singer’s 70th birthday, Peter ‘Phoebe’ Freestone - speaker, author, personal assistant and best friend to Freddie Mercury - will tour Australia in September 2016.
Presented by First Base Events, You're My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter Freestone will be an intimate evening of personal stories, rock anecdotes, rare photos, unheard audio and audience Q&A covering the 12 years Peter spent living with and working for the Queen frontman.
The pair met in 1979 whilst Peter was working in wardrobe for London's Royal Ballet. They formed and immediate friendship which saw Peter become personal assistant to Freddie the following year, a role he continued in until the singer's untimely death in 1991.
Author of the memoir, Freddie Mercury (Omnibus Press), Peter currently resides in the Czech Republic, a place he has called home for the last 13 years between stints travelling the world to make regular guest appearances at AIDS awareness events and Queen fan conventions.
In the lead up to the Australian tour, Queen and Freddie Mercury fans will have the chance to pre-purchase limited spots on private VIP events with Peter. This will be a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the man who knew Freddie Mercury best. Details are available at: www.peterfreestone.com/VIP
"I was Freddie's chief cook and bottle washer, waiter, butler, secretary, cleaner and agony aunt. I travelled the world with him, I was with him during the highs and came through the lows. I acted as his bodyguard when needed and in the end, of course, I was one of his nurses." - PETER FREESTONE
"The whole world knew the musical genius, the master of the stage. For me he was also the kindest, most generous and loyal friend I could ever wish to have." - PETER FREESTONE
"The myth of Mercury's debauched private life is well and truly debunked by the man who was there throughout the toothsome showman's later years in this affectionate portrait" - Q MAGAZINE
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.