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Nicholas Parsons CBE to host The Great British Musicals In Concert

Nicholas ParsonsFollowing the critically acclaimed sell-out concert, Ivor Novello – The Great British Musical, award-winning Director Ross Leadbeater (formerly of Only Men Aloud) returns to the London Hippodrome on Sunday 1st June at 7pm with a new cabaret concert celebrating the best of The Great British Musicals.

Narrated by presenter, actor and BBC Radio 4 Just A Minute host Nicholas Parsons CBE, this is one show that you will not wish to miss, with an intimate evening in the Hippodrome’s fabulous Matcham Room, with a host of West End performers and special guests.

The evening celebrates the music of Arthur Sullivan, Lionel Monckton, Vivien Ellis, Noel Coward, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and features a special centenary tribute to Ivor Novello’s 1914 composition ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning’.

West End performers include Katy Treharne (The Phantom of the Opera, Dear World), Rhidian Marc (Les Miserables), Richard Kent (Wicked, Salad Days) Annatt Bass (The Phantom of the Opera), and the début performance of The Novello Singers – a new eight-voice musical theatre ensemble.

Nicholas Parsons has worked in every branch of show business.  A serious actor and comedian, he has performed solo cabaret work and stand-up comedy around the world, including the Edinburgh Festival – where he has appeared for nine years presenting three different shows. He became a household name in Britain as straight man to comedian Arthur Haynes in the early 1960s, topping the comedy ratings for Independent Television for ten years. He hosted the amazingly successful Sale of the Century for fourteen years, and has hosted BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute for forty-five years. His starring roles in the West End include Boeing-Boeing, Say Who You Are, Uproar in the House, Charlie Girl, Into the Woods, and two London seasons and a national tour in The Rocky Horror Show.

Listings Information
The Great British Musical – In Concert
Artistic Director: Ross Leadbeater
Movement Director: Philip Joel
Creative Consultant: Stewart Nicholls
Graphic Design: dirtylittleserifs.com
The Matcham Room – London Hippodrome
Cranbourn Street Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH

Sunday 1st June @ 7pm. (Doors open at 6pm)
Tickets: £25, £30, £35

Updated 16th September 2015


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