What do Matt Henry, Kerry Ellis & Kimberley Walsh have in common? They all appear Live At Zédel this summer

03 May
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
(clockwise) Kimberley Walsh, Kerry Ellis, Rebecca Trehearn, Matt Henry & Lauren Samuels

Live At Zédel’s summer season is packed with your #StageFaves plus there’s also shows like I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical and Heart of Winter to look forward to.

Following its world premiere in April 2018, Alexander S. Bermange’s I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical returns to London’s Live At Zédel for two weeks from 13 to 26 August 2018 with a yet to be announced all-star West End cast.

Other highlights of the 2018 summer season include Matt Henry (Kinky Boots) making his solo debut performing songs from musicals he has appeared in as well as his own material, Emma Kingston (Evita) returning for a brand new solo concert following her sold-out debut in April, and Kerry Ellis with a three-week residency in September to celebrate the 20th anniversary since her London stage debut.

Other musical theatre guests include Rachel Tucker (Wicked) who returns after her sell-out appearance in 2017 and Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat) with Tim Connor and Lia Buddle’s song cycle Heart of Winter.

Actress and Girls Aloud pop star Kimberley Walsh will make her Live At Zédel debut with An Intimate Evening with Kimberley Walsh and on Burt Bacharach’s 90th birthday, Lauren Samuels appears in A Celebration of the Life and Works of Burt Bacharach, joined by Classical Brit Award nominee Laura Wright and singer-songwriter AJ Brown.

Also appearing are Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin), Ryan Molloy (Jersey Boys), Lorna Dallas (Show Boat), Summer Strallen (Love Never Dies), Celinde Schoenmaker (Phantom of the Opera) and Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole).

Artistic director James Albrecht says:

“This season we present our most comprehensive range of musical theatre talent to date as well as some excellent cabaret, musical and theatre shows. I urge you to have a look as there truly is something to entice everyone. We look forward to welcoming you soon.”

Crazy Coqs Presents is a new series of shows, each with a different musical theme presented by lyricist Mark Petty with musical direction by William Sharma. Themes include Classic Songs from the Musicals (10 June), Pride at the Musicals (7 July) and The Disney Show (11 August).

Joe Stilgoe returns for his summer residency with guests including Rufus Hound, Sharon D. Clarke, Barry Cryer, Louise Dearman, Emma Hatton, Julian Ovenden, Clive Rowe, Guy Barker, Giacomo Smith and Julie Biel. The season is produced in partnership with Fane Productions.