Stephanie O'Brien, Anderson & Petty, SONDHEIM: MEN and More Set for St. James Studio, March 2014
St. James Studio has announced its March 2014 events and performances. Details below!
Saturday 01 March at 8pm
Stephanie O'Brien is a singer-songwriter whose music shares something heart achingly real and raw. Performing tracks from her debut EP 'Leave Your Heart at the Door', with intensity and intimacy, her solo live performance encapsulates a very personal journey and transformation (O'Brien left acclaimed harmony group The Puppini Sisters to pursue a career as a solo artist). Guitarist, violinist and vocalist, O'Brien's sound is alternative pop, with folk and jazz sensibilities and possesses classic undertones evocative of early influences from Sarah Vaughan to Jeff Buckley.
PETER CAULFIED PRESENTS...
Sunday 02 March at 7.30pm
After a sell-out gig last year, 'Peter Caulfield Presents...' is back with special guest Rosalie Craig (ES Award Winner for The Light Princess). He will also be joined by West End singers Verity Quade, James Spilling and Greg Barnett, and Peter Caulfield's resident band - led by the incredible Matt Chandler, winner of 'The Future Guitar Legend Award 2013'. This is a music lovers night, jam packed full of talent.
ROBERT MITCHELL'S PANACEA
Wednesday 05 March at 8pm
Robert Mitchell's Panacea are a unique ensemble, forming the centre of Robert's compositional path in band format. The current core features Robert on piano/keys , Deborah Jordan ( Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Silhouette Brown) on vocals, Tom Farmer (Empirical) or Tom Mason (100 Club) on bass, Laurie Lowe (Nic Meier, Gilad Atzmon, Preston/Glasgow/Lowe) on drums. This group has produced three acclaimed albums - VOYAGER (2001), TRUST (2005) and THE CUSP (2010).
JULIAN CLARY - CANNED CLARY
6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 March 2014
Canned, condensed and completely organic, Julian Clary is set to bring you music, filth and star guests in this intimate, queerish show where the public will be partying up-close-and-personal with the man himself for a mere 8 nights in the studio.
THE SONGS I'LL NEVER SING
Saturday 8 March at 8pm
Back by popular demand, "The Songs I'll Never Sing" returns to the St. James Studio. We are thrilled to present the extraordinary vocal talent of Rachel John with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Kurt Kansley. Written and directed by Oliver Lidert, this production highlights Rachel's life story from Trinidad to the West End stage. With twists on old classics and quirky renditions of modern musical theatre, we toy with both gender and ethnic specific songs and roles.
SONGS IN THE KEY OF STREISAND
Sunday 9 March at 7pm
KiwiFruits Productions presents internationally acclaimed West End Performer Louise Dearman (Wicked), alongside Annalene Beechey, Rebecca Lock and Laura Pitt-Pulford in an exclusive concert tribute to entertainment industry icon Barbara Streisand. Performance Director is Johnathan Peter and Musical Director and pianist is Terence Penk.
Featuring a night of classic Streisand songs and intimate stories spanning her five decade career from her early days in musical theatre to her multiple award winning films (Funny Girl, Yentl, Hello Dolly) and countless top 10 albums.
KIKI AND CARMELO
Wednesday 12 March at 8pm
For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK & Europe. They come to the St. James Studio for an evening of their original compositions, unique covers and Kiki's hits.
JOHN STANDING: COLE PORTER
Saturday 15 March at 8pm
Actor John Standing sings 17 of Cole Porter's greatest songs including You Do Something to Me, I Get a Kick Out of You, You're the Top, Night and Day and It's De-Lovely and tells stories of a life in the theatre and movies. John has starred on Broadway and in the West End and played cabaret at the Café Carlyle in New York and in London at the National Theatre, Wilton's Music Hall, The Pheasantry in the King's Road and the Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel.
ANDERSON AND PETTY: YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON
Sunday 16 March at 7pm
Anderson and Petty host a celebration concert of their debut songbook album 'You Are Home' joined by a host of West End performers including Matthew Barrow, Edward Baruwa, Kieron Brown, Nadine Cox, Chris Howell, Kim Ismay, Sophie Issacs, Gloria Onitiri, Sophia Ragavelas, David Shannon, Willemijn Verkaik, Charlotte Wakefiled and Jacinta Whyte.
Anderson & Petty are represented by James Beresford at Shepherd Management.
00 AND HIS 7 - THE LONDON BALLET COMPANY
Monday 17 - Friday 21 March at 1pm
£8 in advance/ £10 on the door
Directed by Sophie Wright and featuring dancers from all over the world, The London Ballet Company strives to open dance to a wider audience. They aim to bring a refreshing, quirky and humorous style to ballet, and draw ideas from popular culture and topical events.
Mystery and intrigue; seven beautiful girls; a diamond necklace; a thief! A cocktail - (Martini - shaken not stirred) - in the plot for 007 to uncover...
Flirtatiously facilitated by The London Ballet Company
THE RISE AND FALL OF GEO GOYNES
Wednesday 19 March at 4pm, Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 March at 6.30pm
Root Experience bring the streets of London alive with a theatrical gaming adventure. The Rise and Fall of Geo Goynes is directed by Simon Magnus, produced by Jessica Cheetham. The cast is Jennifer Williams, Miranda Morris and William Heslop.
Audiences will be taken on a journey that takes place on the streets around the St. James Theatre - led by a mobile phone and a spirit of adventure. The Rise and Fall of Geo Goynes allows them to make choices that shape the experience, communicating through audio headsets. The project has been developed through a residency with Blast Theory, who mentored the company through the initial creative process.
Three teams of seven people play the game, so places are limited!
PETER HOWARTH UNPLUGGED
Wednesday 19 March at 8pm
An evening's entertainment for fans of Cliff Richard, The Hollies and Roy Orbison, featuring a choice selection of solo acoustic arrangements of classic hits including Devil Woman, Miss You Nights, Carrie, He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother, Jennifer Eccles, Pretty Woman, Blue Bayou and more.
Popular singer/songwriter Michael Armstrong performs a selection of his own compositions, plus songs by artists who inspire him.
GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ
Saturday 22 March at 8pm
In the last year jazz songwriter, vocalist and pianist Theo Jackson has appeared on national television, given talks at schools and universities and performed throughout the UK and further afield, consumed by his burning desire to take over the world through the medium of jazz. This preview of "Gentlemen of Jazz" presents Theo's interpretation of well-loved songs from Nat King Cole, Chet Baker and Mel Torme and, with his homage to the legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, introduces Theo as a true improvising jazz vocalist.
THE POLITICAL PARTY WITH MATT FORDE AND ALASTAIR CAMPBELL
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Matt Forde (as seen on Have I Got News For You, Russell Howard's Good News & This Week) hosts a monthly comedy night at the St. James, combining topical stand-up and a big interview with a political heavyweight; in this case, Alastair Campbell.
An unashamed political fan, Matt had a career in politics before becoming a stand-up comedian, radio presenter and writer. As well as hosting his own show on talkSPORT he has appeared on The Now Show and The News Quiz. He also writes for 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Stand Up For The Week and Russell Howard's Good News.
Saturday 29 March
Following the success of their 2013 sell out concert series SONDHEIM: Women, KiwiFruits Productions returns to the St. James Studio with SONDHEIM: Men, featuring a host of the West End's leading men who will take to the stage to celebrate the music of Broadway's legendary composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim.
SONDHEIM: Men celebrates over five decades of great anthems from musicals including: Sweeny Todd, Company, Assassins, Sunday in the Park with George, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, In To the Woods and more. A live band will be led by acclaimed pianist Terence Penk, and performances will be directed by Johnathan Peter.
THE BRONTE LEGACY
Sunday 30 March
Award winning singer songwriter Val Wiseman presents an inspiring tribute celebrating the lives and passions of Britain's best loved literary family, the Brontës. This unique and original presentation is based on Keeping The Flame Alive, the critically acclaimed album of newly composed songs written and produced by Val Wiseman and distinguished pianist composer Brian Dee.
All performances run at the St. James Studio, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA. Box Office: 0844 264 2140. For more information, visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk, Facebook: www.facebook.com/stjamesstudio or Twitter: www.twitter.com/st_jamesstudio.