NEWS UPDATE – 21st January 2014
A statement issued on Louise Dearman’s website today:
“We are disappointed to announce that following a decision by her management team Louise Dearman has been withdrawn from the It’s Time UK tour and Cardiff’s Movies & Musicals concert due to circumstances beyond their control. We look forward to announcing new dates later in the year”.
UK Concerts are proud to present the immensely talented, Louise Dearman, who is the first actress in the history of the worldwide production of the hit musical Wicked to have starred as both Glinda and Elphaba, for her debut UK Tour ‘IT’S TIME’.
The UK tour starts on 13th February 2014 in The Octagon Theatre, Somerset and concludes on 11th April 2014 at the Courtyard Theatre, Hereford.
Louise will be performing some of her favourite musical theatre songs, live with her band, together with a popular selection of modern and classic showstoppers. The tour will leave you spellbound!
Louise Dearman is a popular British musical theatre actress, who has developed a lucrative catalogue of performances both on national tours, in the West End and, in 2005, released her first album ‘You And I’ which featured 12 tracks from well known musicals, including ‘Funny Honey’ from Chicago and ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables then in 2012 released her second album, ‘Here Comes The Sun’. Her third album, ‘It’s Time’ is released on Monday 18th November on Silvascreen Records. The album links up with Louise’s exit from Wicked on 16th November 2013.
Louise Dearman said: “I am delighted to announce my very first UK tour ‘It’s Time’ which coincides with my third studio album of the same title. To be able to perform in venues across the UK with my own show is so exciting and something I’ve wanted to do for such a long time. People can expect to hear a mix of classic musical theatre with some contemporary favourites from the iconic divas I grew up listening to. I’m delighted to introduce my team including Mike Dixon (Music Supervisor) Barney Ashworth (Musical Director), Adam Murray (Director) and Matthew J Hampson (Producer).”
Not only has Louise taken the West End stage by storm, she has also got together with Mark Evans to launch a new book, “The Secrets Of Stage Success”, a guide for those who want to follow in Louise and Mark’s footsteps and develop their own career as performers.
Louise also headlines St James Theatre on 16th and 17th December 2013, to celebrate Christmas and perform a collection of songs from Louise’s theatrical past, present and future, together with some Christmas classics. She will also be starring in; An Evening of Movies and Musicals at West End’s Apollo, Victoria on 1st December and at Swansea’s Grand Theatre on 7th December and in Cardiff on 26th April 2014.
With lots of exciting projects getting off the ground, Louise will feature on Friday Night Is Music Night on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 20th December at 8pm.
Louise graduated from Laine Theatre Arts College and won the Musical Theatre and Opera Award and immediately after, joined the touring cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the lynchpin role of The Narrator. In 2000, Louise was cast to play Jan for the UK tour of Grease, later returning in 2003 to the Palace Theatre London to play the same role for six months.
Other amazing roles Louise has played include Sarah Brown in the national tour of Guys and Dolls, Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls, Lucy Harris in the UK national tour of Jekyll and Hyde and in 2007, Louise played Debbie at the Edinburgh Festival’s production of Debbie Does Dallas and played Cinderella in both Stoke-On-Trent in 2007 and Milton Keynes in 2009, as well as playing the Fairy Godmother in Wimbledon’s 2008 production of the highly successful pantomime.
Read our exclusive and extensive interview with Louise Dearman in 2012.
Updated Tuesday 21st January 2014