So my next role is in a show that in all honesty, I'd never even heard of before getting a last minute call to audition for it....!
However, having spent some time getting to know Dogfight, I'm now hugely excited to be a part of the European premiere production at the Southwark Playhouse. Based on the movie of the same name and set in 1960's San Fransisco, it tells the story of young marine Eddie and Rose, the waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet on the night before he and his friends are deployed to Vietnam.
I don't want to give away too much about how Marcy (aka yours truly) fits into the story; suffice it to say that she's about as far removed from any of the roles I've previously played as it's possible to get! I can't wait to get stuck into rehearsals and the gorgeous score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The production runs from August 8th-September 13th. Given that tickets for In The Heights at the same venue were like gold dust recently, I'd advise booking sooner rather than later!
Hope to see some of you there. I'm most looking forward to getting my hands on her teeth. You'll understand if you see the show....
link to tickets
Next few gigs
Here's where you can find me lurking and warbling for my supper over the next few weeks.....
First up is Emerging Artists at the Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, this Saturday June 7th. Following last November's successful launch (as part of the inaugural London Festival of Cabaret), Emerging Artists features British-based writers and performers presenting original work in their own unique way. Each evening will introduce a new talent from the world of songwriting, performing, and musical theatre. I'll be performing a comedy number (hooray! For once I don't have to cry on cue, ha!) by Victoria Saxton and Julian Blakemore. It will be my first time performing at this gorgeous venue, very much looking forward to it.
Next, one for you North Walian folk; on Saturday, June 14th I'll be performing alongside Leanne Jones, winner of BBC's The Voice and some familiar faces from We Will Rock You casts past and (just) present, at Snowdonfest, Gwydir Park, Llanrwst. There'll be loads going on from 12pm onwards, so come and make a day of it! I might just be resurrecting my Killer Queen past.... Can't wait!
A reminder that you'll find me back at West End Fest on Sunday, June 29th. If you're at all interested in all the glorious Broadway musicals yet to make it to London, you won't want to miss it...
Then on July 13th, you'll find me back at what is starting to feel like a regular haunt, the St James Studio. Ill be appearing in a concert production of The Confession Room, an original British musical about a group of people who come together to spill their most embarrassing secrets and stories. There are some fantastic West End faces lined up to take part, don't miss out!
More lining themselves up, but this will do you for now. Mainly because my brain might start bleeding if I think much further ahead. Anyone want to invent a microchip that will download song lyrics straight to my brain....?
Links to tickets
Emerging Artists at the Crazy Coqs
West End Fest
The Confession Room