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IVOR NOVELLO AND THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL to Play Encore with Robert Meadmore, July 10

Due to a sell-out and critically acclaimed performance of the cabaret at the St James Studio - Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical is back by popular demand on Wednesday 10th July at 8PM!

This time the talented cast will be joined by special guest - West End Legend Robert Meadmore. Robert has long been established as one of the country's leading musical talents and has played a variety of leading roles in the West End, including Camelot, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma and Brigadoon. His extensive performing and recording career spans theatre, opera, television, radio and has seen him appearing in concert with some of the world's leading orchestras. In 2005, he recorded his first classical album After a Dream, which reached No. 2 in the UK Classical Charts and was nominated for an 'Album of the Year' Classical Brit Award.

Robert joins the already announced Russell Grant and Musical Director and former member of Only Men Aloud, Ross Leadbeater who invite you to a 'Glamorous Night' in celebration of Ivor Novello - the most successful British musical theatre composer of the first half of the 20th century.

2013 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the Welsh-born composer, who gives his name to both a West End theatre and the internationally respected Ivor Novello Awards.

Inspired by his legacy, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy an intimate evening in the company of Russell, Ross and a host of leading singers from the West End and the world of opera.

The evening also features other British theatre composers such as Arthur Sullivan , Noël Coward and Andrew Lloyd Webber. With Musical Direction by Ross Leadbeater.

The evening is hosted by Russell Grant, whose love of Novello began when he toured in the last major production of Novello's King's Rhapsody. Russell's dream came true when given the chance to dance on BBC 1's Strictly Come Dancing. Russell was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to star in The Wizard of Oz (Palladium): he returned to the Palladium after 34 years, the last time with Tommy Steele in Hans Andersen. West End credits: Slogger Williams in Tom Brown's Schooldays (Cambridge), the Snake in Children of Eden (Prince of Wales) and Carlos in Midnight Tango (Phoenix Theatre). Last year Russell won plaudits galore with his glitzy Teen Angel in the 20th Anniversary production of Grease with a unique Latin dance mega-mix choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Ross Leadbeater has a varied career as a musical director, pianist, singer and vocal coach. He was recently Musical Supervisor for Novello's last musical Gay's the Word which enjoyed a sell-out run at Jermyn Street Theatre. West End credits as Musical Director: Talent 2012 (Garrick Theatre), West-End Eurovision 2012: Phantom of the Opera (Dominion Theatre) and Betwixt! (Trafalgar Studios). Ross was rehearsal pianist for South Pacific (Barbican Centre) and répétiteur for The Mikado and HMS Pinafore (Buxton Opera House). Television include: Last Choir Standing, The Classical Brit Awards, The Royal Variety Show 2008 and Proms in the Park.

Katy Treharne played Nina in the UK Premiere of Dear World and Alternate Christine in Phantom of the Opera. She toured Sweden with West End star Peter Jöback in I Love Musicals and will feature on the CD release this autumn.

Rhidian Marc can currently be seen in the cast of Les Miserables and in the film version and 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables. He was born on the same street as Ivor Novello and is thrilled to be part of this tribute to him.

Annatt Bass is a mezzo soprano who has spent two years covering the role of Madam Giry in Phantom of the Opera. She could be seen on ITV's Pop Star to Opera Star and was in the workshop performance of Love Never Dies.

Martin Milnes is currently playing Oscar in Verdi's Ballo at The King's Head. His one man show The Falsetto received five star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival and has been the support act for Alistair McGowan. In 2012 he directed the first professional revival of The Grand Duke.

Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical features Artistic Director: Ross Leadbeater; Movement Director: Philip Joel; and Design by Gregor Donnelly. The concert is set for the St James Studio, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA (Victoria Tube Station) on Wednesday 10th July at 8pm. Tickets: £10.00 - £25.00 Box Office: 0844 264 2140 or boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk.



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