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Kerry Ellis Will Release Memoir, 'Queen of the West End'

Books are available to pre-order now!

By: Jun. 14, 2024
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Kerry Ellis has released a new memoir sharing the secrets of her incredible 20-year stage career.

The book details Kerry’s journey from first dance lessons as a little girl to leading lady of the West End and Broadway, starring in iconic shows including My Fair Lady, Les Misérables and Wicked.

Featuring never-seen-before pictures of Kerry, it also documents her Broadway success and friendship with Queen’s Sir Brian May, with whom she has recorded a number of studio albums. She’s enjoyed her own highly-successful recording career; her fourth album Kings & Queens, featuring the new single Battlefield, is out now.

Kerry, who’s also starred in Oliver! and Miss Saigon, says the book was a ‘real joy’ to write as it gave her chance to look back on her career so far. 

She says: “I was a dreamer as a kid. I dreamed big and there were things I wanted to do. I wanted to be in the West End, I wanted to be on Broadway, I wanted to sing in stadiums…  even back then there was an element of: ‘I will do this’. There was a seriousness. There was a part of me that was sure I would do it.”

The book will contain a bonus CD with two tracks by Musical Theatre composer and writer Mike  Woolmans. Ellis  starred in Woolmans’ show “New Stuff” at The Other Palace in January and the  two tracks are live recordings from that show. “You Have To Believe”, with music  and lyrics by Mike Woolmans, is from the new Film Noir musical NightHawks and  “You Came Along” is from the new musical Man Comma Woman, with music and  lyrics also by Woolmans.

When asked about the new EP Woolmans said, “I am truly  honoured to have a major West End star like Kerry Ellis perform my songs and she  has been incredibly supportive with coming onboard for the development of my  new musical Man Comma Woman. The show has been described as Fleabag  meets Tell Me On A Sunday with an Ayckbourn-esq twist and the project is now  finished and we are actively seeking a Producer”.

Kerry Ellis: Queen of the West End coincides with her intimate new one-woman tour, which kicks off in the autumn. The nationwide tour will give fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with Kerry as she shares more stories of her life, and her favourite West End songs.

She adds: “I am really proud of this book, and I hope everyone will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Books are available to pre-order here. Tickets for the tour, in conjunction with www.westwaymusic.com, are on sale now. See the full tour dates at www.awaywithmedia.com/tours 



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