We’re clearly soldiers in petticoats!
– Mrs. Banks “Sister Suffragette” from Mary Poppins
Thank you to everyone who came along to the show! We had a great night, despite Lara not being well enough to join us. Hoping to reschedule with her very soon! Click here to read a lovely review of the show from Chris Omaweng for LondonTheatre1.com.
“A brisk but buoyant production, it’s a confident celebration of life and freedom of expression, using show tunes to lift people’s spirits.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ – LondonTheatre1.com
‘What Would Julie Do? Live’ returns to The Pheasantry for another evening of musical theatre therapy. Joining Rosie and friends for this fifth, all new show is West End actress, Lara Denning (Ruthless, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Matilda). The theme for May’s show is “Soldiers in Petticoats” and the all-female cast will be singing thrilling new arrangements of much loved songs, lesser known musical theatre numbers and modern twists on Julie Andrews’ classics. They will share suggestions about how to solve problems (like Maria), find the fun (until even the dullest job is a game), and explain how show tunes can make great self help strategies!
There will be a retiring collection for and 10% of profits will be donated to Mind, who provide advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
About the headliner:
Lara Denning trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.She is currently starring in Ruthless The Musical (Arts Theatre, West End) as Louise/Eve. Theatre credits include: Mrs Cratchit in Scrooge The Musical (Curve Theatre), Doreen/Miss Elf in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ (Menier Chocolate Factory), Groundhog Day (Workshop), Mrs Bucket in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (West End), Miss Honey in MATILDA (West End), Voice Of Jane in Channel 4’s Toast of London, Queen Rat in Dick Whittington (Bristol Hippodrome), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (UK Tour), Tap Dance Fever (UK Tour & Niagara Falls), Humbug(Workshop), All the Fun of the Fair (UK Tour), You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (UK Tour), Dirty Dancing in Concert (UK Tour), Can Can (Sadlers Wells, London) & Grease(Cyprus)A few of her favourite things: dogs, double deckers, shoes, books, TV, pancakes.
Cast and Creatives:
Producer/Host: Rosie Williamson
Musical Director: Matthew Samer
Cast: Lara Denning, Elise Allanson, Lucy Clough, Rebecca Ridout, Joanna Thorne, Rosie Williamson.
Sunday 27th May 2018, 8pm
The Pheasantry, Pizza Express Live, 152 Kings Road, Chelsea.
Running time: 1 hour 50 mins (including interval)
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Food and Drink is available (Pizza Express Menu)
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