Australia's Trevor Ashley to Make West End Debut in Liza (on an E)

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Australian musical theatre star Trevor Ashley will make his West End debut in Liza (on an E), in which he, of course, impersonates Liza Minnelli. The show will begin a six-performance run May 14, prior to an official opening May 15, for a run through May 18.

According to press materials, "'Liza' will dish the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before, from her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her notorious pill-popping and ubiquitous showbiz family. Accompanied by a live on stage band, Ashley channels Liza (and her alter egos), with guest appearances by her mother."

In a press statement, Ashley commented, "I am so completely and utterly thrilled to be coming to make my debut in the West End. This show and its music are such a genuine thrill to perform and I can't wait to tear up the Vaudeville, surely one of the most beautiful theatres in London. As Liza herself would say, 'It's gonna be TCHERRIFFFIC!'"

Amongst Ashley's previous stage credits, he created the role of Miss Understanding in the original Australian cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, racking up over 600 performances in the part, following which he appeared in Gale Edwards' production of Jerry Springer – The Opera at Sydney Opera House. He played the cross-dressing role of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray in both Melbourne and Sydney, and played Franz Leibkind in the Australian production of The Producers in Melbourne.

Liza (on an E) has previously sold out two seasons in Sydney, and toured to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. He also created a bespoke piece for Sydney Opera House entitled I'm Every Woman, in which he channeled 12 famous females in all their glory.

Liza (on an E) is produced by Neil Eckersley for Speckulation Entertainment and written by Trevor Ashley and Dean Bryant, with direction by Dean Bryant. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4663, or visit www.lizaonane.com for more details.

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