Tag Archives | Frances Ruffelle

Ruffelle, Huntley and Kemp to play new Pizza Express live venue

Frances Ruffelle, Tyrone Huntley and Martin Kemp are among the latest additions to the star-studded launch season line-up at restaurant chain Pizza Express’ latest London entertainment venue. Tickets are already on sale for An Audience With Martin Kemp on 31 August, West End favourite Ruffelle’s solo show I Say Yeh-Yeh on 3 September and Evening […]

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The Wild Party – The Other Palace

The Wild Party continues at The Other Palace, London until 1 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ So farewell, St James Theatre. Hello, The Other Palace – Victoria’s third theatre being rebranded after its purchase by Andrew Lloyd Webber and repositioned as a home for the nurturing of new musicals. To […]

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Interview – Frances Ruffelle invites you to a Wild Party at The Other Palace

FRANCES RUFFELLE has one of the most idiosyncratic voices of any singer in the West End or Broadway. Hers is a husky, sultry sound, with an unmistakeable rawness and vulnerability that is sure to make her the perfect fit for the role of Queenie in composer-lyricist Michael John LaChiusa’s version of The Wild Party, which opens […]

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The Wild Party – Drew McOnie directs – Frances Ruffelle stars

Award-winners Drew McOnie and Frances Ruffelle will join forces for the first major London production of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party at The Other Palace early next year. Formerly the St James Theatre, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group will mark its debut as a new home for musical theatre with […]

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Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace will be a breeding ground for musical theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber has today announced plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The Other Palace is situated less than 100 yards from Buckingham Palace and close to the Victoria Palace, hence its name. Formerly the St James Theatre, The Other Palace will officially open its doors in February 2017 […]

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Springtime For Henry (and Barbara) – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Springtime For Henry (and Barbara) at Wilton’s Music Hall, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Unusual, bewildering, but strangely endearing, collaborators Gwyneth Herbert and Mel Brimfield bring a warm, exploratory musical comedy to the boards of the Wilton’s Music Hall in the form of Springtime For Henry (and Barbara). Part performance […]

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Gwyneth Herbert and Mel Brimfield sculpture-inspired musical heads for Wilton’s Music Hall

Composer/performer Gwyneth Herbert and artist Mel Brimfield are presenting their latest collaboration, Springtime for Henry (and Barbara) – described as a fictitious ‘lost’ musical, reconstructed in fragments, centred around the lives of British sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The production will run for three performances across two nights (26–27 January) at Wilton’s Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving […]

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Frances Ruffelle – I Say Yeh-Yeh – Crazy Coqs

Frances Ruffelle – I Say Yeh-Yeh continues at Crazy Coqs, London until 17 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ It’s hard to believe that 30 years have gone by since the rich, smoky voice of Frances Ruffelle’s first Eponine in Les Misérables made us weep and when she stands atop the […]

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Casts past and present celebrate Les Misérables 30th anniversary

Stars from the original production of Les Misérables will join members of the current cast in a special charity performance to mark the show’s 30th anniversary on 8 October. Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Frances Ruffelle, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch will join the cast for a special finale at the Queen’s Theatre in aid of Save the Children […]

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Frances Ruffelle – Paris Original – St James Studio Theatre

Frances Ruffelle performs her show Paris Original at the St James Theatre Studio, London. Frances Ruffelle is one of those impressively versatile performers who has no problems shifting tickets for any of her shows, the Tony Award-winning actress here doing a three-night stint at the perfectly suited and highly intimate St James Studio. Being the […]

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Interview – Frances Ruffelle brings her one-woman show Paris Original to the St James Studio

FRANCES RUFFELLE’s cabaret show Paris Original – running for three nights between 1–3 October at London’s St James Studio – is a celebration of French singers and songs, ranging from Françoise Hardy and Edith Piaf to Francis Lai and Claude-Michel Schönberg. The show, which premiered at the Crazy Coqs in October last year, represents something of a golden Gallic […]

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Songwriters Anderson & Petty are home at St James Theatre

Barry Anderson and Mark Petty, the transatlantic songwriting duo known as Anderson & Petty, are hosting a celebration concert of their debut songbook album You Are Home at St James Studio, London on Sunday 16 March. They will be joined by a host of West End performers including Matthew Barrow, Edward Baruwa, Kieran Brown, Nadine Cox, […]

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The A–Z of Mrs P – Southwark Playhouse

The A–Z of Mrs P continues at the Southwark Playhouse until 29 March. In the search for material for topics for new British musicals, some of the country’s greatest eccentrics can provide ample material. One such is Phyllis Pearsall, who created the London A-Z street atlas. The son of an immigrant Hungarian Jew and a flighty […]

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Frances Ruffelle – Paris Original – Crazy Coqs

Frances Ruffelle reprises her show Paris Original at the Crazy Coqs, London. Having created the role of Eponine in Les Miserables and recently re-created Edith Piaf at Leicester’s Curve, Frances Ruffelle is no stranger to the musical world of Paris and its street life. For Paris is the milieu where her cabaret act is set […]

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Frances Ruffelle – French Connection

Frances Ruffelle’s new cabaret, Paris Original, will be a celebration of French singers and songs. The show premieres at the Crazy Coqs from 8–12 October and represents something of a golden Gallic thread that has run through her career. This began when, at the age of 19, she originated the role of Eponine in Les […]

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