Olivier Award Winner Elaine Paige Launches "Farewell" Concert Tour Tonight | Playbill

News Olivier Award Winner Elaine Paige Launches "Farewell" Concert Tour Tonight Elaine Paige, the Olivier Award-winning British musical theatre star, who has appeared on New York stages in Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd and Follies, kicks off her "farewell" concert tour in the U.K. Oct. 9 at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff.

Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

Entitled Page by Page by Paige, the tour, celebrating the acclaimed singing actress' 50th anniversary in show business, will conclude Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia. Paige will also offer an evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall Oct. 20 with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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.

Tour dates follow:

Oct. 9 in Cardiff; St. David’s Hall
Oct. 11 in Bristol; Colston Hall
Oct. 12 in Manchester; Bridgewater Hall
Oct. 14 in Gateshead; Sage 1
Oct. 15 in Glasgow; Royal Concert Hall
Oct. 17 in Birmingham; Symphony Hall
Oct. 18 in Bournemouth; Pavilion Theatre
Oct. 20 in London; Royal Albert Hall
Oct. 22 in Brighton Dome
Oct. 28-29 in Dublin, Ireland
Oct. 31 in Cork, Ireland
Dec. 5 in Sydney, Australia
Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia

Paige's numerous London theatrical credits include Evita, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard, Piaf, The King and I, Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperone and more.

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