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Christmas At The Turbine - a series of special events

Samantha Barks

THE Turbine Theatre’s Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills has curated a series of special one-off events with some of the West End’s most talented stars. Collectively entitled Christmas At The Turbine, they run from Sunday, December 8 to Sunday, December 22, 2019.

These unique events include intimate performances, Q&As and a workshop with: Luke Bayer (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie), Natalie Paris (Six), Samantha Barks (Les Misérables/Pretty Woman), Jodie Steele (Heathers/Rock Of Ages), Sophie Issacs (Heathers/Cruel Intensions), T’Shan Williams (Heathers/The Life), Louise Dearman (Side Show/Wicked), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Side Show/Falsettos) and Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Chris Superstar/Memphis).

Other events include a night with Rumour Mill (the revue and cabaret show), Matthew Shaw (one of the UK’s most celebrated singing teachers), and Carnaval del Barrio (the stars of the London production of In The Heights re-uniting for a one off concert).

Paul Taylor-Mills said: “I’m over the moon that we are marking our first Christmas at the Turbine with a series of special one off events. These events will compliment our main Christmas offering which is the family favourite, The Cat in the Hat. I’m going to be joined by some of the most incredible artists who have informed my career to date and to have them with us at The Turbine for our first Christmas is a real honour.

“We’ve got intimate cabarets with some of the leading names in musical theatre, special one off reunions and even a bit of naughty burlesque! I like to think of it as our very own advent calendar of delights! A bit of something for everyone. Come and have mince pies and mulled wine with us all.”

LISTINGS

Luke Bayer and Natalie Paris Sing Songs From The Movies – Sunday, December 8 at 8pm.

Luke Bayer, star of Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, and Natalie Paris, star of Six, join forces for a special-one off concert that will showcase some of the best numbers written for the silver screen.

Rumour Mill: A Night of Burlesque – Thursday, December 12 at 8pm.

Described as a spectacular theatrical feast, Rumour Mill: A Night of Burlesque combines the very best in Burlesque, Boylesque, slick choreographed showgirls and showboys.

Matthew Shaw and Friends – Friday, December 13 at 8pm.

Matthew Shaw is one of the UK’s most celebrated singing teachers. He shares his approach to singing and will share practical advice on his antidotes and methods. He has worked as a voice coach for various West End performers and also regularly coaches in the pop world. He has worked with artists including Rita Ora, Pixie Lott, Billy Ocean, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Saturdays, Pussycat Dolls, Liberty X, Steps and The Wanted. Expect some surprise appearances from some of his favourite clients.

Carnaval Del Barrio at Christmas – Sunday, December 15 at 8pm.

Stars of the London production of In The Heights re-unite for a special one off concert, which celebrates the musical they made together and their careers since.

Night Cap With Samantha Barks – Monday, December 16 at 8pm.

Star of the Les Misérables film and fresh from her run in Pretty Woman on Broadway, Samantha Barks is one of the first lady’s of musical theatre on both sides of the pond. This special Night Cap will see her singing songs from the shows that shaped her whilst sharing stories about her journey to become one of the UK’s most celebrated artists in musical theatre.

Jodie Steele, Sophie Issacs and T’Shan Williams Present The Ultimate Heathers Workshop – Thursday, December 19 from 10.30am – 1.30pm.

In a rare one off opportunity the three original UK Heathers are joining forces to lead a practical workshop that will focus on some of their numbers from the multi-award winning show. They will also share their experiences of being involved in the show and how it has informed their careers. This is a practical workshop so please be prepared to move. All abilities welcome. Early booking is advised. 15+. (Please note this workshop will not be at The Turbine. Those that book will be advised on venue once places are booked).

Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford: We Share Everything – Friday, December 20 at 8pm.

Two of the first ladies of musical theatre join Paul Taylor-Mills in an intimate one off concert. Pitt-Pulford and Dearman first worked together on the award-winning production of Side Show. Expect songs from the acclaimed show with some surprises thrown in for good measure.

Night Cap With Tyrone Huntley – Sunday, December 22 at 7pm.

Evening Standard Award-winner Tyrone Huntley joins Paul Taylor-Mills in an intimate Night Cap. Expect songs from some of the shows that shaped his career and stories about his celebrated career to date.