St James Studio autumn season – 16 new shows

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Tim McArthur and Alison Jiear (pictured below) join the St James Studio line-up

London’s St James Studio has announced a diverse mix of 16 new shows for a packed autumn season that also includes the previously announced EFG London Jazz Festival.

Tickets are on sale this week for the line-up that begins with audience favourite Eve Ferret accompanied by musical partner and guitarist Roddy Matthews in Eve Ferret: Pimlico Pate on Friday 30 September.

Cabaret performer Tim McArthur’s brand new show Mountains, a celebration of songs from the musical theatre world, will play the venue on Saturday 1 October.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary year, the National Youth Music Theatre will present the first in a series of Platform concerts showcasing outstanding young talent performing new and nearly new material from both sides of the Atlantic (Sunday 2 October).

The Cloggz, pianist Mark Edwards and his ensemble of leading jazz musicians, will perform an eclectic programme of cinematic re-imaginings of material from a wide range of composers including Ennio Morricone and Tom Waits on Tuesday 4 October.

Veteran film and stage star Fenella Fielding will be joined by Stephen Greif, one of the stars of cult sci-fi series Blake’s 7 in Fenella Fielding: Tears, Treachery…And Just a Little Murder (Wednesday 5 October). The dramatic show takes the audience on a journey through ancient Greek poetry using David Studdard’s English translations.

Classically-trained London-born musician Phoebe Ray brings her bittersweet pop style to the St James on Thursday 6 October, while Derbyshire singer songwriter Harriet performs music from her self-titled debut album with her live band on Friday 7 October.

Alison JiearAustralian cabaret artist Alison Jiear celebrates material she has recorded and performed over the past 30 years accompanied by Clive Dunstall on piano in Alison Jiear: Simply Alison (Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October).

Victoria Rigby’s critically acclaimed rock singer story Girl From Nowhere will play the venue on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 October, while British jazz artist Pepi Lemer performs songs from her album ‘Back2Front’ in Pepi Lemer: Back2Front on Thursday 20 October.

MOBO award nominee David Lyttle brings his jazz-infused style to the venue on Friday 21 October with the David Lyttle Trio featuring Tom Harrison on sax and Alex James on bass.

Funded by Arts Council England and featuring the songs of Nick Cage, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Rage Against The Machine, the cabaret ensemble The Ruby Dolls’ The Brides of Bluebeard will play the venue on Saturday 22 October.

Australia’s queen of cabaret and musical theatre Rhonda Burchmore takes centrestage in Legs 11 – Worth The Climb. With musical direction by Nigel Lilley, the one-night-only show is on Sunday 23 October.

Internationally renowned vocalist Emily Saunders and guest saxophonist and spoken word artist Marcus Joseph feature in The Voice Mix show on Friday 28 October. The gig will be recorded live for broadcast on Saunders’ Jazz London radio show TheVoiceMix.

British Nigerian Ola Onabule’s It’s The Peace That Deafens showcases the content of the singer-songwriter’s eighth album on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November, while the autumn line-up is completed by another distinctive singer songwriter, Lily Atkinson. Fresh from her sell-out show at The Pheasantry, the daughter of comedian Rowan Atkinson will perform her own original songs with a live band.


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