Producers Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel have today announced that sportsman and television personality Freddie Flintoff is to make his stage debut in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the musical which is to tour the UK later in 2017. Freddie will be playing Kevin Chadwick opposite Jodie Prenger as his fiance, Kelly. Freddie will appear in the show in Leeds, Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and … Read more
Everyone’s favourite Liverpudlian housewife is back! Shirley Valentine will tour venues across the UK bringing her heart-warming tale to audiences. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an oscar nominated film starring Pauline Collins, and now as the play celebrates its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this treasured play. … Read more
In this production Prenger brings the honesty home in droves, forgoing vocal gymnastics and powerhouse divaisms to deliver emotional truth. It’s a daunting task for any performer to walk onto a stage and carry a good 70 minutes alone. Tonight, Prenger walked on and certainly showed herself to be a formidable musical theatre force.
This is a theatrical treat: a good, old fashioned musical done in a new fangled way. It’s great to hear such good songs so well sung by a cast that basically accompanies itself. Prenger’s crowd pleasing turn as Calamity, together with first class support from Lister, Delaney, Street and Hammond ensures an evening that moves along at Whip Crack Away pace and makes you long for those Black Hills of Dakota.