Legally Blonde's Jill Halfpenny to Celebrate the Great British Songbook at London's Wilton's Music Hall

News   Legally Blonde's Jill Halfpenny to Celebrate the Great British Songbook at London's Wilton's Music Hall
 
Jill Halfpenny, currently starring in the West End in Legally Blonde and who has previously also appeared there in Chicago and Calendar Girls, will appear in Jill Halfpenny Celebrates the Great British Songbook, being presented at London's Wilton's Music Hall Sept. 28-30.

Jill Halfpenny
Jill Halfpenny

She continues a series that previously saw Maria Friedman and Kerry Ellis appear in 2009 at the Shaw Theatre.

It is presented by Neil Marcus and Hilary Williams. Halfpenny, best known for her TV appearances in both the BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing" and "Eastenders," will be joined by her Legally Blonde co-star Chris Ellis-Stanton to perform songs by Anthony Newley, Gary Barlow, Eric Clapton, The Beautiful South, Richard O'Brien, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Police, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Stiles & Drewe and Leslie Bricusse, amongst others.

According to press materials, just as "The Great American Songbook" and the French Chanson provide a wealth of wonderful material, there is a rich heritage of popular British song which takes in classical music, music Hall, wartime songs, musical theatre, pop, folk, rock and more. Few artists were championing "The Great British Songbook" until this unique cabaret series evolved. It has already showcased work by Purcell, Gilbert and Sullivan, Noel Coward, Gilbert  and Sullivan, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Beatles, John Barry, Don Black, Anthony Newley, Queen, Dave Stewart, Gary Barlow and many others as well as championing new writers. Future shows in the Great British Songbook series will include evenings with Haydn Gwynne and Hannah Waddingham.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0207 702 2789, or visit www.wiltons.org.uk for more details.

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