Martin Crewes and Joanna Riding Repeat UK Cabaret Sunday April 24
As a result of public demand, Joanna Riding and Martin Crewes will repeat their sell-out Delfont Room show at the New Players on Sunday 24 April 2005 at the more easily accessible time of 8pm. This will be an extended version of the original show which sold out very quickly at the Prince of Wales and is the first of the 'Old, New, Borrowed, Blue' concert series.
Matt Wolf of Variety said the show was "Quite Simply, a wow. Both separately and together Joanna Riding and Martin Crewes made a singularly inspired pair through songs about that age-old-topic, love, in a manner that couldn't have been livelier, sometimes raunchier or more fresh."
Joanna Riding is currently starring as Ruth in Blithe Spirit at the Savoy Theatre. Joanna has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a musical on 4 separate occasions, winning the prestigious award twice. Joanna is considered one of our most versatile and best loved theatre actresses having now made the rare transition to straight plays and television. Her work includes; Sally in Me and My Girl (Adelphi), Julie in Carousel (Royal National Theatre/Shaftesbury), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Royal National Theatre), Bertrande in Martin Guerre (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Tour), Jane Smart in The Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal Drury Lane/Prince of Wales), Eliza in My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Maggie in Hobson's Choice (Manchester Royal Exchange), An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (New Players).
Martin Crewes is currently starring as Walter Hartwright in The Woman in White at the Palace Theatre. He has previously been seen as Marius in Les Miserables (Palace), Joey in Pal Joey (Chichester Festival), Rik in Oh What A Night (UK Tour), Lt Joe Cable in South Pacific (Australia). On television and film; Chip in Neighbours, Guy Cullen in Bad Girls, Luis Rodriguez in Dream Team, Anthony Sullivan in both series of Daylight Robbery and Kaplan in the film of Resident Evil.
Joanna and Martin will take us on a journey through love lost and found, laughter, sex and sadness, through numbers, which incorporate as the title suggests, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Expect songs from Merrily We Roll Along, Guys and Dolls, Wicked, City of Angels, The Witches of Eastwick, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Me & My Girl, Songs For A New World, The Last Five Years, Parade and many more. Musical Director is Douglas Whyte.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 9 March from the New Players Theatre on 0870 033 2626 and are priced at £29 and £22.