LAMBERT JACKSON ANNOUNCE WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN
A NEW SONG CYCLE BY CARMEL DEAN
WITH CAST INCLUDING KERRY ELLIS, CASSIDY JANSON
AND NICOLE RAQUEL DENNIS
Lambert Jackson today announce Well-Behaved Women, a new song cycle by Carmel Dean celebrating women across history. Directed by Julie Atherton, with musical direction by Ellie Verkerk,the concert runs for one night only at Cadogan Hall on Friday 3 September 2021.
The cast comprises Maisey Bawden (Lady Liberty), Anna-Jane Casey (Billie Jean King and Janet Armstrong), Janie Dee (Eleanor Roosevelt), Nicole Raquel Dennis (Eve), Hiba Elchikhe (Cleopatra and Malala Yousafzai), Kerry Ellis (Boudicca), Gabriela García (Frida Kahlo), Cassidy Janson (Virginia Woolf), Rachel John (Maya Angelou), Linda John-Pierre (Harriet Tubman) and Rachael Wooding (Mary Magdalene), accompanied by an all-female live band.
What would Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai sound like if you heard them sing? Find out in Well-Behaved Women, a new collection of songs by Carmel Dean. These women – and more – will be brought to life by some of the West End’s finest leading ladies, and through these powerful and often hilarious songs, will celebrate the ways in which their bad-ass behaviour helped them make history.
Well-Behaved Women is a wonderful ode to the fierce famous females from history, with their stories of courage, strength and resilience memorialised through a range of musical styles from rock and jazz to country.
Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson said today “We are thrilled to present the UK premiere of this exciting new song cycle celebrating some of the most wonderful women throughout history. To be able to celebrate and commemorate those who have fought the fight for equality in all forms before us, in such a fun and moving way, is an honour, and to have gathered this incredible group of women in one performance shows the passion and dedication that all involved possess for this incredibly important topic. Inspired by the emergence of the #MeToo movement, these stories of courage, strength and resilience are memorialised through music in the most special of ways.”
Maisey Bawden plays Lady Liberty. Her credits for the company include Dr Zhivago – The UK Concert (Cadogan Hall). Other theatre credits include An Officer and A Gentleman (UK tour), 35mm (The Other Palace), Honeymoon in Vegas (London Palladium), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Tempest (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), 27 (The Cockpit), The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe), King Charles III Royal Gala (Almeida Theatre) and Little Shop of Horrors (Theatr Clwyd). For television, her credits include You, Me and The Apocalypse, and The Sound of Music Live.
Anna-Jane Casey plays Billie Jean King and Janet Armstrong. Her theatre credits include Girl From the North Country (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), Calendar Girls, Billy Elliot (UK tour), Stepping Out (Theatre Royal Bath, Vaudeville Theatre) Annie Get Your Gun, Flowers for Mrs Harris, Company, Sweet Charity, Piaf (Sheffield Theatres), Mack & Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre, UK tour), Jerry’s Girls (St James Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory, Vaudeville Theatre), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), Aladdin (Hackney Empire), The Comedy of Errors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Bells are Ringing (Union Theatre) and Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre). Television credits include Family Guy and The Royal; and for film, Beyond the Sea.
Janie Dee plays Eleanor Roosevelt. Her theatre credits include AmDram (Leicester Curve), All On Her Own, The Haunting of Alice Bowles (online), The Boy Friend (Menier Chocolate Factory), Follies (National Theatre), Pinter 4 – Moonlight/Night School (Harold Pinter Theatre), Linda (Talent Works NY), Hand to God (Vaudeville Theatre), The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Ah Wilderness (Young Vic), Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre), Putting It Together (St James Theatre), Hello Dolly! (Curve Leicester), NSFW (Royal Court Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Month in the County (Chichester Festival Theatre), Calendar Girls (Noel Coward Theatre), Woman in Mind (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Shadowlands (Wyndham’s Theatre), Mack and Mabel (Watermill Theatre, Criterior Theatre, UK tour), Donkey’s Years (Comedy Theatre), Divas at the Donmar (Donmar Warehouse), Comic Potential (Lyric Theatre, New York City Center – Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Award for Best Actress), Paradise Moscow (Opera North) and Carousel (National Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical). For Theatre Royal Bath, her many credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Apple Cart, Old Times (also national tour), Much Ado About Nothing, Betrayal (also West End) and Design for Living. For television, her work includes Chimerica, Crashing, Doctor Who, Harold Pinter: A Celebration, The Murder Room, Death in Holy Orders, House of Cards, The Live Show, Heartbeat, Little White Lies, Spy Watch, and Love Hurts; and for film, Official Secrets, Me and Orson Welles, Celebration and Virtuoso.
Nicole Raquel Dennis plays Eve. She was a finalist in ITV’s The Voice in 2019, and will play Effie in the upcoming UK tour of Dreamgirls. Her theatre credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Noël Coward Theatre), Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre) and The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre).
Hiba Elchikhe plays Cleopatra and Malala Yousafzai. Her theatre credits include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre), Brooklyn (Greenwich Theatre), Fiver (Southwark Playhouse), Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), Aladdin (Australian tour), and Ghost (Asian tour).
Kerry Ellis plays Boudicca. Her theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Wonderland, Miss Saigon (UK tours), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), Cats (London Palladium), Wicked (Gershwin Theater, Apollo Victoria – WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and My Fair Lady (National Theatre); and for film, Les Misérables. As a recording artist her credits include Kerry Ellis, Anthems, and Wicked in Rock, Golden Days and Panic Attack – in collaboration with Brian May.
Gabriela García plays Frida Kahlo. Her theatre credits include West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre), Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre), In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre), and Ghost (UK tour).
Cassidy Janson plays Virginia Woolf. Her theatre credits include The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre), & Juliet (Opera House Manchester, Shaftesbury Theatre – Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Chess (London Coliseum), Beautiful – The Carol King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Candide, Tick Tick Boom (Menier Chocolate Factory), Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor, Avenue Q (Gielgud Theatre), Miss Atomic Bomb (Ambassadors Theatre) and Wicked (Apollo Theatre); and for film, The Hike.
Rachel John plays Maya Angelou.Her credits for the company include Songs For A New World (London Palladium) and West End Women (Cadogan Hall).Other theatre credits include Girl From the North Country (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), The Color Purple – In Concert (Cadogan Hall), The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre, UK tour), Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), Rent (UK tour), We Will Rock You, Sister Act (London Palladium) and The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre, international tour).
Linda John-Pierre plays Harriet Tubman. Her theatre credits include Mamma Mia: The Party (O2 London), Show Boat (Sheffield Theatres, New London Theatre), Hoods the Musical (Arts Theatre), Hairspray (Gordon Craig Theatre), A Mad World My Masters (RSC, UK tour), Chicago (Ambassador Theatre Broadway), All You Need is Love (Queen’s Theatre) and The Billie Holiday Story, Sweet Soul Music, Blues Brothers Meet The Soul Sisters (UK tour); and for film, Angel Has Fallen and The Take.
Rachael Wooding plays Mary Magdalene. Her theatre credits include Pretty Woman (Piccadilly Theatre), Standing at the Sky’s Edge, A Chorus Line, My Father’s Son (Sheffield Theatres), Friends the Musical, Wonderland, Evita, Footloose (UK tours), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Street of Dreams (Manchester Arena), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Bright Lights, Big City (Hoxton Hall), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Theatre) and Fame (Aldwych Theatre). For television, her work includes Girlfriends; and she was a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Friday 3September 2021 at 7.30pm
Box Office: www.cadoganhall.com / 020 7730 4500
Tickets: from £25