Civic Theatre Hi Res LogoThe full cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere of a brand new stage adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s seminal novel BRAVE NEW WORLD, presented by Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate Northampton which comes to Darlington Civic Theatre from Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 November.

Brave New World, widely considered to be one of the finest and most prophetic dystopian novels of the twentieth century, bursts into life on stage in an adaptation by award-winning playwright Dawn King, directed by James Dacre and designed by Naomi Dawson, with original new music by the ground breaking British band These New Puritans.

Sophie Ward, whose extensive screen credits include TV series Land Girls, Heartbeat and Holby City, and films including Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Young Sherlock, will play ‘Margaret Mond’, the Regional World Controller for Western Europe (a character that was the male ‘Mustapha Mond’ in the original novel),. Her theatre work includes One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Go Back For Murder and Private Lives. Olivier Award-winning Abigail McKern, last seen in Northampton in A Tale of Two Cities and fresh from Shakespeare in Love in the West End, takes the role of ‘Linda’. The ensemble cast also includes Olivia Morgan (Macbeth, West End, The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe), William Postlethwaite (King Lear, Bath Theatre Royal, Collaborators, National Theatre) as John the Savage, Scott Karim (The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe, Great Britain, National Theatre) as Helmholtz Watson, and Gruffudd Glyn (Three Sisters, Young Vic, Hamlet, RSC) as Bernard. The cast also includes Theo Ogundipe as Benito, Samantha Pearl as Polly, James Howard as the Director and David Burnett as Henry.

The play is directed by Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director James Dacre (The Body of an American, King John, Arthur Miller’s The Hook) with original music by These New Puritans, whose last album was described by Record Collector as “arguably the musical achievement of the 2010s so far.” It has been adapted for the stage by Dawn King, whose credits include the plays Ciphers and Foxfinder, and the BAFTA-nominated short film The Karman Line. The production is designed by Naomi Dawson, whose recent credits include The Roaring Girl, King John and As You Like It for the RSC, with Frantic Assembly’s Eddie Kay (The Pass, Royal Court, Othello, Frantic Assembly) as movement director. Lighting design is by Colin Grenfell (Black Watch, National Theatre of Scotland, The Mother, Theatre Royal Bath) with sound design by George Dennis (Regeneration, Royal & Derngate/Touring Consortium Theatre Company, Liberian Girl, Royal Court). Video designer Keith Skretch also joins the creative team, with fight direction by RC Annie.

Brave New World is at Darlington Civic Theatre from Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 November.

Tickets* are priced from £17.40 *All ticket prices include a £1 restoration levy.

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Last Chance to See Against Captain’s Orders

Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted
Developed by Punchdrunk Enrichment
in association with the National Maritime Museum




Don’t miss your chance to embark on an adventure on the high seas of maritime history with Punchdrunk Enrichment and the National Maritime Museum, in Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted.To mark the summer season the National Maritime Museum are offering visitors tickets for £15 for the last month of the experience to see it off with a bang.

An exclusive first for the museum industry, the National Maritime Museum and Punchdrunk Enrichment collaboration takes six to twelve year olds and their families on the adventure of a lifetime.

Life jackets are donned as visitors become part of the motley crew of HMS Adventure.  Taking on seafaring roles of Ship’s Watch, Navigation, Midshipmen and Salvage, the teams will be called upon to navigate through this extraordinary exhibition.

With so much history secured in one museum, so many doorways to other times and other worlds, Against Captain’s Orders is exciting, enlightening, and perhaps just a tiny bit dangerous.

Against Captain’s Orders is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted
Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Dates: until 31 August 2015
Show times: From 10.00 daily
Visitor Enquiries: 020 8858 4422 / www.rmg.co.uk/againstcaptainsorders
Admission:  £15.00

New trailer can be viewed here.

Bette Midler And Me and The Jewish Legends!

Aria Entertainment returns to Upstairs At The Gatehouse this September with 2 shows; The Jewish Legends and Bette Midler And Me!
Following the success of last years tour, The Jewish Legends returns with a celebration of some of the greatest Jewish performers in entertainment history.
Why did American Jews find such success in the world of entertainment? Because they arrived in America in the late nineteenth century with nothing but a gift to peddle. And what better to peddle than a song, a dance or a comic routine.
This show uniquely explores a century of song, dance and comedy with a nod to some legendary performers such as Streisand, Jolson, Midler, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice and Groucho Marx. Song writers include Burt Bacharach.
September 1-12 @ Upstairs At The Gatehouse, Highgate
020 8340 3488
Press invited to review from September 2
September 6 @ The Radlett Centre, Radlett
01923 859291

A tribute to the legend BETTE MIDLER

SUE KELVIN stars in a show covering the life and songs of the divine Miss M from the perspective of a life-long fan.

The show features over a dozen songs including:




Plus highlights from Midler’s comedy routines, and a commentary on Bette’s life explaining just how Bette inspired Sue to become a West End diva herself!

Also – a puppet show version of ‘Beaches’.

“When I’m on stage – it’s a party”, quipped Bette. So join in the fun!!

SUE KELVIN has starred in West End productions of Les Miserables, Fiddler On The Roof, Chicago, Oliver, Assassins and Wicked. Not forgetting her Sophie Tucker’s One Night Stand.

Simply divine!
Starring Sue Kelvin and Alex Young
Musical Director Sarah Travis
September 16-27 @ Upstairs At The Gatehouse, Highgate
020 8340 3488
Press invited to review from 17 September
October 17 @ The Radlett Centre, Radlett
01923 859291


The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Edinburgh Airport are set to open the Fringe Ticket Collection Point at Domestic Arrivals, Edinburgh Airport following its success last year.

On Wednesday 05 August 2015 at 09.30am Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Kath M Mainland and Gordon Robertson, Director of Communications at Edinburgh Airport and Chair of Marketing Edinburgh officially opened the 2015 Fringe Ticket Collection Point, ahead of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe starting on Friday 07 August.

The Edinburgh Airport ticket collection point opened for the first time in 2014. During the 2014 Fringe over 14,000 tickets were picked up. Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Kath M Mainlandsaid:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Edinburgh Airport once again to offer domestic and international customers the chance to collect their Fringe tickets as soon as they arrive in Edinburgh, our wonderful festival city. We were thrilled that last year over 14,000 tickets were picked up at the airport collection point, and we’re delighted to be offering visitors this service again in 2015.” 


Gordon Roberston Director of Communications at Edinburgh Airport and Chair of Marketing Edinburgh added:

“It’s incredibly exciting to see artists and audiences begin to arrive at Edinburgh Airport from all around the world for the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Edinburgh truly is the world’s leading festival city and I’ve no doubt that from the moment the customers collect their Fringe tickets from the Edinburgh Airport ticket collection point, right through to when they depart, many unforgettable and special memories will have been created.”

There are over 20 ticket collection points throughout the city open during the Fringe. For a list and for more information please visit edfringe.com

The 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe will run from 07 – 31 August.

Fringe Central opening hours
03 – 31 August from 10.00 – 20.00 BST daily
Twitter: @fringecentral

Media Office
opening hours
07 – 31 August from 10.00 – 20.00 BST daily
[email protected] / +44 (0)131 240 1919

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Ltd
180 High Street
United Kingdom

The 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 07 – 31 August.
For information on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Society go to www.edfringe.com.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society – Working for you at every stage.


BALLETBOYZ at Sadler’s Wells with 6 performances of YOUNG MEN

balletboyz2015275castFollowing a highly successful sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells in January, BALLETBOYZ return in October with YOUNG MEN, an intensely moving portrayal of love, loss and survival set against the backdrop of war.

Produced by BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, in a co-production with Sadler’s Wells and WW1 Centenary Arts Commissions, 14-18 NOW, YOUNG MEN is choreographed by Iván Pérez (Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, Ballet Moscow, National Ballet of Cuba) and features an original score by English musician, composer and poet Keaton Henson (Dear, Birthdays, and Romantic Works).

“Young Men at Sadler´s Wells deserves the power and sensitivity of a live orchestra,” says choreographer Pérez. “Michael and Billy introduced me to Keaton and his music and I was immediately moved by his sensitivity and enthusiasm. Our collaboration involved extensive sharing of perceptions, emotions and questions around the subject matter. We met in the studio with the dancers over four intense weeks with Keaton at the piano exploring melodies that supported and reinforced the dramatic essence of the scenes. The music was in constant evolution during the process looking for the right balance and intentionality. It was a pleasure to share this process with him.”

Drawing inspiration from images of conflict through the ages and with particular reference to the experiences of soldiers during World War 1, the production is a compelling hybrid of dance, theatre and screen performance. The company of ten male dancers is augmented by two female dancers, former BalletBoyz collaborator, Oxana Panchenko, and Jennifer White (Hofesh Shechter, Russell Maliphant). “We’re delighted to welcome Oxana back to BalletBoyz,” says Michael Nunn. “She was with us when we started the company back in 2001 and we’re excited that she’s returning for Young Men at Sadler’s Wells and for the Young Men feature film we’re shooting on location in France in November. We know she’ll be perfect for the role.”

“The two female roles in Young Men are representatives of the ´young´ and the ´old´ women that participated in those male stories during and after war,” expands Iván Pérez. “The older figure (Panchenko) embodies the grief and the pain of the mother, the wife, the sister, all of them at once. The younger figure (White) lives in the imagination of a specific story, about a woman who left home in disguise in search of her husband in the trenches; she never found him and was deported back home. It’s an example of a desperate act motivated by war and love.”

Dancers: Andrea Carrucciu, Simone Donati, Flavien Esmieu, Marc Galvez, Oxana Panchenko, Edward Pearce, Leon Poulton, Harry Price, Matthew Rees, Matthew Sandiford, Bradley Waller, Jennifer White.

Ballet Boyz: Young Men at the Sadler’s Wells
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Age Restrictions: Age Suitability: No Under 5s Admitted.
Important Info: Latecomers: Not Admitted.
Booking From: 5th October 2015
Booking Until: 10th October 2015
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm


Elle-Van-KnollHilary Tones (Wire in the Blood, Persuasion, Swallows and Amazons- Vaudeville Theatre) is announced to play Susan with Sam Parks (Les Miserables, Silent Witness) as David. Recent RADA Graduate Scott Westwood (Sam Wanamaker Festival –The Globe, Inigo- The Pleasance) will be playing Michael with Elle van Knoll (Atlantis) as Ruby. Helen Oakleigh (NDTC Award for “Best Director”) is announced to direct.

In response to the 50/50 industry call for more work for women on & off stage VKU present their first production and the world premiere of We Just Keep Going by actress Elle van Knoll (Atlantis, Inigo- The Pleasance). This sharp new comedy drama will have a three-week run at The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington from 1-19 September 2015.

I don’t hate her. It’s just… I told you, it’s complicated.

Watching her daughter Ruby (Elle van Knoll) grow into a young adult, Susan (Hilary Tones) must find a way to forge their fragile relationship before it’s too late. A typical relationship between a teenager and her mother quickly turns into more than meets the eye, as the past, and the men in their lives, keep finding a way to come between them. A touching play filled with mother-daughter explosions, unexpected turns, awkward sexual encounters, teenage confusion, and a great deal of love, new and old.

Mother, daughter, father or son, this hysterical and heart-breaking story about change, and facing the un-faceable will remind you how unconditional love conquers all, even as family are tap-dancing on your final nerve!

September 1-19, Hen & Chickens Theatre, London


a-little-light-music275All Star Productions have announced A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – ONLY 22 PERFORMANCES FROM OCTOBER 6TH with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler

The Creative team behind last years Critically Acclaimed Into The Woods reunite to bring you Sondheim’s most romantic score: A Little Night Music.

Based on Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, it is a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four TONY Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre.

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrick’s wife, Anne, Desirée’s current lover, the Count, and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. Both men as well as their jealous wives agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

The Creative team will be lead by Offie Nominated Director and Musical Director Tim McArthur and Aaron Clingham. Casting will be by Benjamin Newsome and the show is produced by Andrew Yon for All Star Productions.

Venue: Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, 53 Hoe Street, London, E17 4SA
Closest Tube/National Rail: Walthamstow Central, Victoria Line. (5 mins walk)
Dates: 6th – 31st October 2015
Press Night: Friday 9th October 2015
Times: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm; Sunday at 3.00pm; No performances on Mondays
Price: £18.00/ £16.00 Concessions
Box Office: 020 8520 8674/ www.allstarproductions.ticketsource.co.uk
Cast: To be announced shortly
Director: Tim McArthur
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Casting: Benjamin Newsome
Producer: Andrew Yon
Website: www.allstarproductions.co.uk
Other: Presented by arrangement with Josef Weingerger Ltd on behalf of MTI New York



Further details on all the below on our website www.rsc.org.uk


In the Royal Shakespeare Theatre:

Wendy & Peter Pan (13 Nov – 31 Jan) – Ella Hickson’s retelling of JM Barrie’s much loved book, is revived for family audiences at the end of the year with brand new music and new cast members. This critically acclaimed and spectacular production played to packed houses in 2013 and will be revived with the original set and costumes. It will be directed, as before, by Jonathan Munby, designed by Colin Richmond and lit by Oliver Fenwick.

In the Swan Theatre:

Queen Anne (19 Nov – 23 Jan) – Helen Edmundson’s gripping new play about the relationship between Queen Anne and the Duchess of Marlborough, directed by Natalie Abrahami. The title role will be played by Jodhi May (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Sarah, first Duchess of Marlborough is played by Natascha McElhone (Californication /The Truman Show).

Love for Love (28 Oct – 22 Jan) – Congreve’s glorious Restoration comedy is performed for the first time by the RSC, where love for love is stronger than love for money is, directed by Selina Cadell.

Booking: 01789 403493 / www.rsc.org.uk

Take part in one of the many EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES in the building. Take the lift to the top of the theatre Tower and look out over Shakespeare’s home town from the 32 m high viewing platform.

Visitors can discover magical fairies and sprites caught in jam jars around the theatre as part of Sprite Symphony is an arts installation created by Davy and Kristin McGuire.

In the PACCAR Room, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, audiences can explore the world of Wendy & Peter Pan through the eyes of artists and illustrators in new exhibition Make-believe: the art of Neverland. Generations of children and families have been influenced by the many wonderful illustrations that have been part of the story since it was first published. In this exhibition artists have transformed the story, book and page into new artworks. The exhibition includes work by Paula Rego, Tom Gallant and Béatrice Coron, as well as original costume and stage designs for the RSC production of Wendy & Peter Pan.

Eat in our acclaimed ROOFTOP RESTAURANT on the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and enjoy great views over the River Avon. Listed in the 2012 Good Food and Michelin Guides, the Rooftop Restaurant serves freshly-cooked, locally sourced modern British cuisine. The Rooftop also serves High Tea, Sunday brunch and evening cocktails. The Christmas menu is available from the 24 November.

Splash out on the ultimate theatre Christmas visit with an RSC VIP Theatre Experience. Packages include top price tickets for an RSC performance, a meal in the Rooftop Restaurant, champagne on arrival and a programme.

Booking: 01789 403449 or [email protected] (Christmas party bookings now being taken). Alternatively, have delicious homemade sandwiches, cakes and soups in the RIVERSIDE CAFE on the ground floor. Open every day.

Browse round the RSC SHOP either in person or online at www.rsc.org.uk/shop
Discover our huge range of gift ideas, including jewellery, stationery, books, T shirts, Christmas decorations, toys, CDs, DVDs and merchandise from our shows. Including the newly released DVDs of last year’s Christmas productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing).

For someone who loves theatre, there’s no better present than RSC Gift Membership from just £18, which offers a number of year-long exclusive benefits such as Priority Booking, regular newsletters with behind the scenes insights and special offers. RSC Full Membership is £40 and can be given as a gift – this includes brand new benefits for families, including £5 tickets for under 18s on Fridays.

Alternatively, let your friend decide with an RSC Gift Voucher available in any denomination, valid for theatre tickets, Theatre Tours, Tower visits and Membership subscription.

You can also buy £25 Gift Vouchers for our acclaimed Rooftop Restaurant.

If you’re after a gift for a young theatre lover, check out the BP 16 – 25 Shakespeare Pass. This offer is the cheapest possible way to enjoy five shows (not just Shakespeare) at the RSC. For £20 you can see five RSC shows in Stratford-upon-Avon throughout the year. Tickets can be redeemed by calling the box office on 01789 403493, or by visiting in person.

Stay at the boutique ARDEN HOTEL, opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The Eden Hotel Collection has refurbished this historic hotel on Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon which is just a short stroll from the RSC’s theatres. Rooms have great views over the river and there are new bar and restaurant facilities.

Booking: 01789 298682 or www.theardenhotelstratford.com.


See the RSC’s Olivier Award winning musical in London. Matilda The Musical – the RSC’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book with music by Tim Minchin continues its hugely successful run at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden.
Booking: www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/matilda-the-musical/

This winter at the Barbican, Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, continues his exploration through Shakespeare’s History plays as he directs Henry V. Alex Hassell, who played Prince Hal in both productions of Henry IV and recently played Biff Loman in Doran’s production of Death of a Salesman, plays the title role of King Henry. Doran’s History tetralogy culminates in January 2016 at the Barbican in London, with a major theatrical event marking the start of the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, King & Country, a complete 4-play season cycle of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V playing in repertoire.www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/king-and-country



Run ends 15 August 2015

Two weeks left to see Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s world premiere, directed by Michael Oakley

The Invisible, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s new play examining the human impact of cuts to the Legal Aid system, will end its run at the Bush Theatre on 15 August 2015.  .

87b5e1e731b6f2d6_100x100arThe cast of The Invisible includes Nicholas Bailey, Niall Buggy, Alexandra Gilbreath, Scott Karim andSirine Saba. It is directed by Michael Oakley and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe.  The production received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in July.

94e6de280a01189d_100x100arBased on interviews with real people at all levels of the British justice system, this play tells the stories of those ordinary people affected by the cuts and examines how they are driving ever deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.  With cuts currently totalling £350m, the reforms to the legal aid system are arguably one of the biggest threats to human rights in Britain today.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an award-winning writer who, in 2008, was the first living female playwright to have her work produced on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre, London. Rebecca is currently under commission to Out of Joint Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, and the National Theatre. Rebecca’s screenplay Ida, co-written with Pawel Pawlikowksi, won Best Film at various festivals including the London Film Festival as well as the Oscar for best foreign language film at this year’s awards.

Michael Oakley’s most recent credit is directing Caroline Quentin in The Life and Times of Fanny Hill at Bristol Old Vic Theatre. In 2012 he was Co-Artistic Director of Theatre on the Fly – a pop-up venue at Chichester Festival Theatre – where his productions included the acclaimed Playhouse Creatures. Prior to this, he was Trainee Director in Residence at Chichester Festival Theatre, and a recipient of the prestigious JMK Award for young directors.

The Invisible will be followed in the Bush’s autumn season by the world premiere of F*ck the Polar Bears by Tanya Ronder (11 September – 24 October 2015), a surreal family drama about the power of the individual to affect changes to our planet.

Supported by The Law Society


3 July – 15 August 2015
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Mon to Sat at 7.30pm
2.30pm Saturday matinees
2.30pm Wednesday matinees

Captioned performance 24 July, 7.30pm
Audio described performance 1 August, 2.30pm

Ticket prices:

Evenings: £20

  • £12.50 concessions (registered unemployed and disabled)
  • £15.50 for Senior Citizens
  • £12.50 for students/under 26s
  • 10% off for Bush Local members

Previews: £15.50

  • £10.50 concessions (registered unemployed and disabled)
  • £12.50 for Senior Citizens
  • £10.50 for students/under 26s
  • £12.50 for Bush Local members

Matinees: £15

  • £10.00 concessions (registered unemployed and disabled)
  • £10.00 for students/under 26s
  • £10.00 for Senior Citizens
  • 10% off for Bush Local members

Season Offers*

Season 3 for 2
See 3 shows for the price of 2. Valid for top price tickets only, shows must be purchased at the same time. Not valid for previews, matinees or RADAR.

Live or work locally – Join our free local membership scheme Bush Local for £12.50 preview tickets, 10% off all other performances and a 10% discount at the Cafe Bar. For more information and to become a member, visit bushtheatre.co.uk

Educational Groups – Schools tickets are £10 (matinees) and £12.50 (evenings), plus one teacher goes free with every 10 pupils. To reserve tickets, please call the Box Office between 12 – 8pm.

Bush Connect scheme – A free membership scheme for students and under 26s, BUSH CONNECT offers its members £10-£12.50 tickets for all Bush Theatre productions, a 10% discount at the Cafe Bar, special offers, giveaways and competitions, and exclusive events and networking opportunities.

Group Bookings – Book for a group of 11 or more people and the 11th person will go for free.

*Terms and conditions apply, see the Bush website for further information.



‘Miss-Leading Ladies’ at the St James Studio, London.


Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

St James Studio Presents

A spectacular musical revue of the illustrious leading ladies of a bygone era



Starring Ria Jones & Ceri Dupree

Director Sarah-Louise Young

Musical Director Edward Court

Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in this stunning celebration of some of the greatest grande dames of stage and screen, adding their own unique family twist. From Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue, to name a few. This gene pool of rip roaring talent will lead you astray in their dazzling revue of these illustrious leading ladies.  Between them these ingenious siblings lay claim to 60 years of showbiz. Featuring the richest array of costumes scarcely seen since the heyday of La Rue, and over 20 show stopping songs and vocals that have ripped the roof off the Royal Albert Hall on more than one occasion.
Miss-Leading Ladies is a whirlpool of illusion, captivating chemistry and a delightful homage to those revered leading ladies of a bygone golden era.
Singularly sensational, but together a tour de force, when they combine their talents into a unique theatrical experience. After all, what other actress can lay claim to having played both Evita and Mrs Overall in her career, and what other actor can lay claim to have walked in the shoes of every legendary leading lady. A celebratory evening that will long remain in the memory of those quick enough to have secured tickets.
‘Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour and a pace that leaves you amazed’ Time Out
‘Showstopping siblings proving why there is nothing misleading about their family talent in a show packed with songs, pizzazz and bags of heart’ Leicester Mercury
‘Ria Jones, what a Maserati of a voice’ Quentin Letts – Daily Mail
 Ria Jones many West End credits include the Narrator in ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, Liz Imbrie in ‘High Society’, Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’, Grizabella in Cats’, Svetlana/Florence in Chess’ and Necrophorus in Nine’. Other work includes ‘Evita’ Manchester Opera House’, UK Tours of ‘The Witches Of Eastwick’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Acorn Antiques’, ‘High Society’‘Hackney To Hollywood’ and ‘West End Women’‘Victor Victoria’ and ‘Romance Romance’ at the Bridewell, ‘A Little Night Music’, Leicester Haymarket ‘Personals’ New End Theatre‘A Twist Of Fate’ Jubilee Theatre, Raffles, Singapore, ‘Honk’ Victoria theatre, Singapore, ‘Into The Woods’ The Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, 42nd Street’ Leicester Curve, and most recently ‘Jerry’s Girls’ at St James Studio and Jermyn Street Theatre.
TV Credits include ‘One Night Only With Ria Jones’ BBC Wales, three ‘Royal Variety Shows’ BBC, ‘Bryn Terfel’s Faenol Festival’ BBC Wales, ‘Showstoppers’ BBC, ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ Channel 4, ‘Welsh In The West End’ ITV1 Wales, Victoria Woods ‘Eric and Ernie’, BBC ‘Torchwood’ and the ‘Angina Monologues’ with Victoria Wood for Sky TV.
Concert credits and recordings are numerous as Ria performs regularly as a concert soloist, frequently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and major orchestras worldwide.
Ceri Dupree’s numerous residencies and appearances include Café de Paris, the Talk of London, the Stork club, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza on the Park, Minsky’s Music Hall and Madame JoJo’s.
Theatre credits include, ‘Rock Hard’ Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, UK Tour of ‘Hot Stuff’, Frank-n-Furter in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, Wicked Witch in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Haymarket Theatre, Leicester. Pantomime includes ‘Aladdin’‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Birmingham Hippodrome and UK Tour.
Ceri’s own shows include, ‘Extraordinaire’‘Ladies of Legend’‘Brenda: A Star is Torn’‘The Ceri Dupree Spectacular’‘Eager Divas’, ‘Duprees A Crowd’,  ‘Totally Frocked Up!’‘Gown and Out’‘Divalicious’, ‘The Ladies I Love’and most recently ‘Fit For A Queen’ at the Leicester Square Theatre, ‘Eyecons’ and of course ‘Miss-leading Ladies’
TV –  Danny La Rue in ‘Cilla’ three-part ITV drama, ‘Ceri Dupree Unfrocked’ four-part ITV show, ‘Rhod Gilberts Work Experience’ BBC
Sarah-Louise Young | Director
Sarah has been voted one of Time Out’s Top Cabaret Acts and Best Musical Variety Act in the London Cabaret Awards. She has guested with Fascinating Aïda and is a member of Showstopper! The Improvised MusicalWest End credits include her solo piece Julie Madly Deeply at Trafalgar Studios. She has performed her other solo Cabaret Whore’ shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Soho Theatre and Off-Broadway.
Edward Court | Musical Director
Edward is a Musical Director, Writer and Composer. His recent credits as Musical Director include: Jerry’s Girls (St James Studio & Jermyn Street Theatre), Snow White & The Seven Dwarves (Broadway Theatre, Catford), Edges (Tabard Theatre), The Legend of Notre Dame (Also Writer and Composer (London Theatre Workshop)), Elegies for AngelsPunks and Raging Queens (PPA), Arthur’s Quest (Also Writer and Composer (Augment Productions)) and Assistant MD for Jabberwocky (YMT UK).

Performances:               Tuesday – Sunday 8.00pm
Saturday matinees:        3.00pm & 8.00pm
Sunday matinees:          3.00pm & 7.00pm (No performance Sunday 16th)
Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th  8.00pm
Preview Tickets Prices
Studio Floor                  £15.00
Studio Gallery               £17.50
Studio Upper Gallery     £15.00
Studio Standing              £12.00
On The Door                £17.50
Standard Ticket Prices
Studio Floor                  £20.00
Studio Gallery               £25.00
Studio Upper Gallery     £20.00
Studio Standing              £12.00
On The Door                £25.00
 PRESS NIGHT: Friday 7th AUGUST, 8.00pm
 Box Office: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk  tel: 08442642140  
Miss-Leading Ladies