According to press materials, Waddingham will be joined by her big band, under the musical direction of Chris Walker, to perform everything from swing and show tunes to pop and jazz. The performance will be recorded live, to be released as an album later in the year. Waddingham originated the role of the Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot in the West End production of the show at the Palace Theatre (for which she was also Olivier nominated), before taking over in the role in the original Broadway production. Other West End musical credits include Lautrec, The Beautiful Game and Tonight's the Night. Regionally, she has appeared in A Chorus of Disapproval (Theatre Clwyd, Wales), Bad Girls the Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds), Smokey Joe's Cafe (on tour) and The Likes of Us for Andrew Lloyd Webber's private Sydmonton Festival. TV credits include "My Hero," "William and Mary," "Coupling" and "Footballers' Wives." Film credits include "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People," "The Only Boy for Me" and "Note." Later this year she will be seen in the BBC1 comedy "My Family." She has previously appeared in cabaret at the Delfont Room at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
The performance schedule is March 16-20 at 8 PM with a late-night show on March 20 at 11 PM. To book tickets, contact the box office at 020 7907 7060 or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com.