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Immodesty Blaize – New London Run Announced

Posted on January 30th, 2009 in Celebrity PR,theatre PR.

immodesty blaizeImmodesty Blaize is an international showgirl superstar. Her breathtaking performances are in demand the world over and she has dazzled audiences across London, New York, Hollywood, Cannes, Vegas and back. Her prestigious client list includes Cartier, Dior, Ascot and Damien Hirst.

Crowned the ‘Reigning Queen of Burlesque’ at Las Vegas’ Burlesque Hall of Fame, Immodesty is renowned for her extravagant original signature act with her eight foot Swarovski-encrusted rocking horse. Her other trademark showpieces include her enormous glitter vintage telephone, her crystal covered bubble bath, her giant gilded letter ‘B’ and not forgetting her exquisite array of divine costume. Immodesty often performs with her own ‘Blaize Big Band’, and complement of West End chorus line girls.

The UK’s most spectacular revue, The Tease Show, returns in all its diamond-encrusted glory to London hotspot Koko from the 11th-14th May 2009; bringing with it a tantalizing dose of old-fashioned glitz and glamour. Starring the undisputed queen of British burlesque, Immodesty Blaize, the highly-anticipated show is back following a sell-out debut in 2008 and will once again be compèred by the master of innuendo, Julian Clary.

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Theatre PR: Sister Act Cast Announced

Posted on January 29th, 2009 in Celebrity PR,theatre PR.

sister-act-patina-millerAfter a year long global search, 24 year old US actress Patina Miller has been cast to make her West End debut playing the lead role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the divine new musical comedy Sister Act. Born and raised in South Carolina, Patina’s previous credits include the critically acclaimed 2008 production of Hair in New York.  The role of Deloris in Sister Act was made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie of the same name, and Goldberg is a co-producer of the stage version. 

Starring alongside Patina will be Sheila Hancock as ‘Mother Superior’.  To many, a national treasure and a multi-BAFTA nominee, Sheila’s career spans theatre, television, radio and film and she won a 2007 Olivier Award for her performance in Cabaret.  Dad’s Army and EastEnders actor Ian Lavender also stars as ‘Monsignor Howard’.  “Sister Act opens at the London Palladium on 2 June, following previews from 7 May.

Also starring in Sister Act will be Chris Jarman as ‘Shank’, Ako Mitchell as ‘Eddie’, Katie Rowley Jones as ‘Sister Mary Robert’, Claire Greenway as ‘Sister Mary Patrick’ and Julia Sutton as ‘Sister Mary Lazarus’, Thomas Goodridge as ‘TJ’, Nicolas Colicos as ‘Bones’ and Ivan De Freitas as ‘Dinero’.  The cast also includes Vanessa Barmby, Amy Booth-Steel, Julian Cannonier, Ben Clare, Helen Colby, Kate Coyston, Jennie Dale, Jaymz Denning, Nia Fisher, Alison Harding, Paul Kemble, Debbie Kurup, George Long, Hugh Maynard, Jo Napthine, Aysa O’Flaherty, Landi Oshinowo, Verity Quade, Helen Walsh and Emma Woods.

Sister Act features a score by Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar winner and composer of many of the world famous songs from Disney’s movies, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted, with lyrics from his long- time collaborator Glenn Slater.  The book is by the award-winning team Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, whose writing credits include the classic television comedy Cheers, and the production is directed by Peter Schneider.

Sister Act has musical supervision by Michael Kosarin, choreography by Anthony Van Laast, set design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Lez Brotherston, sound design by Mick Potter, lighting design by Natasha Katz and musical direction by Nicholas Skilbeck.

Sister Act is produced in London by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment, producers of Hairspray, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour!, High School Musical and Saturday Night Fever.


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Jodie Prenger: West End Debut

Posted on January 7th, 2009 in Celebrity PR,theatre PR.

oliver-jodie-prenger-as-nancy-photo-credit-john-swannell1Jodie Prenger soared to victory in BBC ONE’s search for a theatre superstar I’d Do Anything, and now makes her debut on Wednesday 14th January at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as the gutsy Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular West End production of Oliver!

Starring alongside Rowan Atkinson as Fagin, Jodie beat off competition from thousands, as, week by week, she battled it out amongst 12 other wannabe leading ladies to win the heart of the nation, all under the scrutiny of musical mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber, and industry experts John Barrowman, Denise Van Outen and Barry Humphries.

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Your Country Needs You

Posted on December 17th, 2008 in Celebrity PR,Music PR,Television PR.

andrewlloydwebber1Andrew Lloyd Webber who has agreed to compose the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, will now embark on a nationwide search for the singer or group that will perform his song. All entries now in, Andrew has the difficult task of scrutinising all entrants to decide on a shortlist of six finalists. The battle to represent the UK will then climax in a series of live shows Your Country Needs You on BBC One, hosted by Graham Norton, where the viewers will have the final say on who will pick up the baton for the country in the Eurovision extravaganza being held in Moscow next May. For interview opportunities with Lord Lloyd Webber, please contact [email protected]

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