Hippodrome concert to celebrate Alexander Bermange’s Wit & Whimsy

image001Musical theatre favourites will take to the stage at London’s Hippodrome on Sunday (30 April) to celebrate the work of musical comedy composer Alexander S. Bermange.

Celebrating the launch of Whit & Whimsy, a double album of the writer’s songs recorded by a star-studded line-up of stage and screen favourites, the live show will feature performances by a number of the album’s artists alongside special guests.

The one-off show will include highlights from the album along with premiere performances of brand new material performed by a line-up that includes: Marianne Benedict, Kieran Brown, Stephanie Clift, Niki Evans, Sooz Kempner, Jemma Revell, David Ribi, Phillip Ryan and Rebecca Trehearn.

Produced by Mike Dixon, the new album features special performances of some of Bermange’s most popular comic creations by stars including Miriam Margolyes, Nigel Planer, Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew.

With all tracks written by Bermange, the content of the 2 CD set includes a number of songs that poke gentle fun at the musical theatre genre including ‘It’s Lovely Being a Luvvie’, ‘Stuck in the Ensemble’ and ‘Audition’.

The line-up of artists featured on the album includes: Simon Bailey, Lucy May Barker, Ian Bartholomew, Gina Beck, David Bedella, Tracie Bennett, Sanne den Besten, Christopher Biggins, Richard Carson, Anna-Jane Casey, Phil Daniels, Cassidy Janson, Amy Lennox, Sam Lupton, Miriam Margolyes, Craig Mather, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nigel Planer, Ben Richards, Lauren Samuels, Oliver Savile, Gemma Sutton and Emma Williams.

Wit & Whimsy is now available to pre-order as a deluxe double CD from Dress Circle and as a download on iTunes.

Angela Thomas

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