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Kerry Ellis | Interview

Kerry Ellis is hailed as the Queen of the West End having had lead roles in London and on 7742289636_c1a1e909d1_bBroadway. She has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist. About to embark on a tour she has just released a brand new studio album featuring songs she performed at her London Palladium concert and will be singing again on tour.

Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash ‘Wicked’, for which she won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre for 6 months, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance. Kerry has recently returned to the role that made her famous in Wicked for a strictly limited run in London. Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserablés.

Kerry is performing her new touring show at the ‘Capitol in Horsham’ on the Saturday 4th October for one night only.

I caught up with her to talk about her career.

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Beyond the Barricades | The Capitol Horsham | Fri 10th Oct

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Friday 10 October 7.30pm

Beyond the Barricade continues to delight audiences throughout the UK and Europe with its exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre.

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Dean Friedman | The Hawth Crawley|Fri 17th October

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Friday 17 October 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio Crawley

Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart-topping hit, Lucky Stars. The now classic single, paved the way for a slew of hits off Friedman’s critically acclaimed album, Well, Well Said the Rocking Chair, including familiar tracks, Lydia, Rocking Chair,  Woman of Mine, McDonald’s Girl and Ariel. In a very short time, Friedman had achieved legendary, pop-icon status and was acknowledged, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest singer/songwriters of his generation.

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An A-Z of Musical Theatre | The Hawth Crawley|Sat 11th October

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The West End Comes To The Hawth……

A cast of 12 West End performers take you on a toe-tapping journey through An A-Z of Musical of Musical Theatre at The Hawth on Sunday 5 October at 7.30pm.

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Damn Yankees |Landor Theatre| Wed 1st Oct – Sat 8th Nov

One of the most cheesiest, catchiest musicals is being revived at the Landor Theatre in North Clapham and I, for one am excited about seeing it. Directed by the Landor’s Artistic Director Robert McWhir, casting is yet to be announced but already I have dusted off the CD and have starting strutting around the house attempting to sing like the sultry Lola, yes it’s embarrassing. Music and Lyrics are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross who also wrote The Pyjama Game (now in it’s final week at the Shaftesbury) and like the Pyjama game the tunes get stuck in your head. Looking forward to it. Blog to follow.

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Beverley Craven| Chequer Mead East Grinstead | Weds 1st Oct

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Wednesday 1st October at 8pm

The Chequer Mead welcomes BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven, embarking on an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, ‘Change of Heart’, launched in Summer 2014.

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