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Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns headline West End musical celebration

Louise Dearman Great British Musicals
Louise Dearman

West End stars Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns are joining the cast of The Great British Musicals – In Concert at St. James Theatre, in a production that celebrates the very best of British musicals over the decades.

Louise Dearman made history as the first actress to play both starring roles in Wicked – Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. She has just starred as Mrs D. in the new musical version of The Water Babies at The Curve in Leicester. Her other major starring roles include Eva Peron in Evita and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls.

Jon Robyns
Jon Robyns

Jon Robyns starred as Rod/Princeton in the original West End cast of Avenue Q and was in the original cast of Sondheim’s Road Show. His other West End credits include Spamalot, Les Misérables, and Dickens Abridged.

Featuring the very best of British musicals, including works by Gilbert and Sullivan, Lionel Monckton, Vivien Ellis, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Great British Musicals – in Concert will play three performance on Friday 4 July and Saturday 5 July.

Narrated by BBC Radio 4 Just A Minute host, Nicholas Parsons (Friday and Saturday evening) and stage and screen legend Simon Callow (Saturday matinee) it is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy a ‘glamorous night’ at St. James Theatre with Ross Leadbeater (formerly of Only Men Aloud) and The Novello Singers – a newly established eight-voice musical theatre ensemble.

The Great British Musicals – in Concert also features a special First World War centenary tribute to Ivor Novello’s 1914 composition Keep the Home Fires Burning.

The Novello Singers include West End performers Rhidian Marc (Les Misérables), Annatt Bass (The Phantom of the Opera) Leigh Rhiannon Coggins,(Pirates of Penzance), James Charlton (The Light Princess),  Matthew Crowe (South Pacific), Jonathan Broad (West End Men), Lydia Jenkins (Iolanthe) Victoria Humphreys (The Bakewell Bakeoff) Mira Ormala (Love Never Dies) and Ben Irish (HMS Pinafore).

Artistic Director: Ross Leadbeater
Movement direction by Philip Joel
Lighting Design: Jon Winn
Graphic Design: Jon Dawkins
Produced by Ross Leasbeater in association with St. James Theatre Productions.

The Great British Musicals – in Concert
St. James Theatre
12 Palace Street,
London, SW1E 5JA
Friday 4th July at 7:30pm – Hosted by Nicholas Parsons
Saturday 5th July at 2:30pm – Hosted by Simon Callow
Saturday 5th July at 7:30pm – Hosted by Nicholas Parsons
Tickets: £20, £25, £30, £35 (premium)

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