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Liz Robertson: Songs From My Trunk - Hippodrome Casino

Liz Robertson

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

OVER the years, Liz Robertson has starred in musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, and worked with every major musical theatre composer – from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, to Rodgers and Hammerstein and her late husband Alan Jay Lerner.

Audiences have been enthralled by her exquisite voice, her subtlety and taste.

Now, she has decided to mix things up musically and show people a different side with the premiere of Songs From My Trunk, at the Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino on Sunday, April 20, 2014. As she explains:

“From a young age I wanted to sound like the popstars of my era, or to be sexy, down and dirty like Ella, Nina and Cleo, but there was nothing warm and smokey in my sound. Now is the time to start exploring those new notes with songs that I have always desired to sing but never could without sounding ridiculous. So here we are, experimenting….at my age!”

And so it is that in Songs From My Trunk she unveils an eclectic collection of songs, from Van Morrison’s Someone Like You to the Beatles’ Here, There and Every Where to God Only Knows by the Beach Boys and Ann Hampton Calloway’s Bring Back Romance.

Songs From My Trunk is directed by Sarah Ingram, who said: “I am so excited for audiences to hear and see this other side of Liz. This Lady can definitely get down!”

Presented by Black Saphire Productions, Songs From My Trunk has musical direction by Chris Walker.

Tickets: £15 to £30 – available from the box office on 0207 769 8888 or online at www.hippodromecasino.com/.

Times: 6.45pm and 9pm.

Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JH