Multi-talented West End star Julie Atherton will make her debut at London cabaret venue the Crazy Coqs tonight (16 February) in the first of five special shows.
The Preston-born entertainer who created the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in the hit show Avenue Q, will perform a set list of songs taken from both her albums and the shows she has appeared in, along with some new material.
Atherton will be joined on stage by guest performers including:
Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben (Olivier Award winner for Beautiful); Alex Gaumond (We Will Rock You, Matilda); Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc; George Maguire (Olivier Award winner for Sunny Afternoon); Marc Pickering (Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow); Laura Pit-Pulford (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers); and her Avenue Q co-star Paul Spicer.
The ever-versatile Atherton has regularly performed in the West End, making her debut in the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia! She also originated the role of Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in the original London production of Avenue Q at the Noel
Coward and Gielgud Theatres. Among her extensive other credits are tours of Fame and Sister Act, as well as regional stagings of Just So (Chichester) and The Hired Man (Leicester Curve). In 2003 she also headlined and co-created the Notes From New York series with regular collaborator, actor and producer Paul Spicer. The series originally focused on presenting the work of contemporary American musical theatre composers in the West End, but the season also went on to incorporate the work of British composers.
Atherton’s recent credits include the title role in Thérèse Raquin, which transferred to the Park Theatre following a sell-out run at the Finborough, and Janet in the original London production of The Rocky Horror Show sequel Shock Treatment at the King’s Head Theatre. She has also appeared in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Above the Arts and Pure Imagination (St James). Her third album, Rush of Life, was released at the end of 2014.
More details about Julie Atherton at the Crazy Coqs – HERE.
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