Melanie C to Join Cast of London's Blood Brothers

News   Melanie C to Join Cast of London's Blood Brothers Melanie C – best known as Mel C, or "Sporty Spice" from the Spice Girls, the biggest girl band of all time – will soon step into the role of Mrs. Johnstone in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers.

She will begin performances at the West End's Phoenix Theatre Oct. 26, following in the footsteps of Barbara Dickson (who created the role), Kiki Dee, Carole King, Helen Reddy and Lindsay Paul, amongst the many pop singers who have also played the role. This marks the first time a member of the Spice Girls has appeared in a West End musical. Melanie C – whose full name is Melanie Jayne Chisholm – has gone on since her tenure in the Spice Girls to release four solo albums. She has earned nominations for Brit and Echo Awards and charted at the top of the Billboard Dance Chart in America. She holds the position for most U.K. No. 1 singles by a female co-writer. She is third after Lennon and McCartney for the most U.K. No. 1 singles by a British co-writer and is the only female to reach the U.K. No. 1 spot as part of a quintet, quartet, duo and as a solo artist.

She recently staged a hugely successful sell-out reunion tour with the Spice Girls. She has also recently announced two guest appearances at concerts at the Royal Albert Hall: the first, on Oct. 25, is for the PRS Music Members Benevolent Fund and the second is in aid of the Caron Keating Foundation on Nov. 1. Earlier this year she become a mother for the first time and is working on her fifth studio album.

To book tickets, contact the box office at 0870 060 6629 or visit www.ambassadortickets.com.

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