Full Cast Announced for JANUARY: THE MUSICAL REVUE at the Zedel
Julie Atherton is one of the West End's most versatile entertainers, with a distinctive voice and unmatched comic timing. The Preston-born star is well known as a supporter of new writing in musical theatre. She's always done the same in her recordings, and that continues in her latest album. 'Rush of Life'.
Best known for creating the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy The Slut in Avenue Q, and her role as Cathy in Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years, Julie is one of the most prolific and successful young musical theatre stars in the West End, having previously played Sophie in musical Mamma Mia! and Serena in Fame. She is also an experienced concert artist, having headlined numerous musical engagements at venues as diverse as the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Albert Hall.
Hannah Grover's theatre credits include Sarah the Blind Librarian in Toxic Avenger (Southwark playhouse); the title role in Cinderella, the World's Biggest Pantomime (Birmingham Indoor Arena); Molly Jensen in Ghost the Musical, Eva Perron, opposite Marti Pellow as Che, in Evita (UK tour), Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde (UK tour); Sophie Sheirdan in Mamma Mia (West End) and the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour).
Marc Pickering's theatre credits include Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse); Abanazar in Aladdin (Milton Keynes Theatre); Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man (Trafalgar Studios) and The Long, the Short and the Tall (Pleasance Theatre).
Film credits include starring opposite Helen Mirren and Julie Walters in Calendar Girls, Montparnasse in Tom Hooper's 2012 reimagining of LES MISERABLES and playing opposite Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow.
On television, Marc's most significant role was R Wayne in Peter Kay's 2008 talent show parody Britain's Got the Pop Factor and Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson, in his younger years, in the fifth and final season of the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire.
January, a new musical revue explores the worst month of the year in all it's glory - a time when everyone is colder, fatter and depressed that Christmas is a gruelling 11 months away...
Don't worry about all the food you ate over Christmas, a Dry-January will soon balance out the calories! You'll get round to using that new gym membership tomorrow, and surely nobody will remember how embarrassing you were at the Christmas party...
Featuring a live band and hilarious, uplifting new songs, this is the perfect show to kick-start your 2017 - and, who knows, it might even convince you that January isn't so bad after all...
ALEXANDER PARKER (Book/Director) is a producer/director whose recent work includes THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (March 2017, Southwark Playhouse), THE FIX (The Union Theatre), Jerry Springer THE OPERA (LOST Theatre), JANUARY: THE MUSICAL REVUE (The Canal Café Theatre), LOST & FOUND (LOST Theatre), ORDINARY DAYS (The Rosemary Branch Theatre), SWEENEY TODD (@A.E. Harris) and RIPTIDE: THE SLASHER MUSICAL (The Rosemary Branch Theatre). He is the founder of Atomicus Entertainment (www.atomicus.co.uk) and a recipient of the Stage One Bursary. Twitter: @alexanderparker
PATRICK STOCKBRIDGE (Music & Lyrics) has been an MD for a number of shows at variety of theatres including the Union theatre, King's Head Theatre, New Diorama Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, London Theatre Workshop, Greenwich Theatre and Leciester Square Theatre. He has just finished his first run as Assistant MD on the Blood Brothers UK Tour. In November 2014 he composed a short opera comissioned by the City of Westminster Archive to commemorate the centenary of World War One which is to be performed at the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall and wrote new music for children's show Hurry Up Father Christmas, produced by the Oxford Playhouse.