In a statement Paige, the Olivier Award-winning British musical theatre star who has appeared on New York stages in Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd and Follies, said, "It is with great disappointment and a heavy heart that I have had to cancel this week’s concert in Brighton. The cough and laryngitis, caused by the virus, is getting better, but not enough to be able to sing. I have been told by doctors to continue to rest my singing voice further to help the healing process. Whilst at this time we are unable to re-schedule the concert I'll try to ensure a performance in or around the Brighton area sometime in 2015. Huge apologies once again."
Refunds are available from point of sale. Those who purchased tickets via Brighton Dome Ticket Office should call 01273 709709 for refunds.
Entitled Page by Page by Paige, the tour, celebrating the acclaimed singing actress' 50th anniversary in show business, began Oct. 9 in Cardiff. Concerts in Ireland were recently postponed.
Paige offered an evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall Oct. 20 with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra. The London evening was filmed. Details of a broadcast or DVD release have yet to be announced.
The tour, according to press notes, encompasses "Elaine Paige’s monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue." “I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu," Paige said in a statement. "I’m really look forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!”
The tour does not mark the Olivier winner's retirement, only her decision not to embark on further tours.
Paige's numerous London theatrical credits include Evita, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard, Piaf, The King and I, Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperone and more.