Preview by Paul Nelson
A SOLO performer with a difference is Sandra Bee, and she will be presenting her new evening's entertainment, A Night to Remember at Oval House.
Sandra and Sharleen were childhood friends but their lives have taken different paths. Sandra Bee is a superstar, but Sharleen's life has been a spiral of disaster and it's all been Ms Bee's fault. Ms Bee is gonna pay bigtime!
Ten new characters, including Miss Zazoo, Villain, Baby Monster and aging lover man Mr Tearup, join old favourites Auntie Gertrude and Tina Turner on a whirlwind journey through fame and revenge told through song, dance and comedy-drama.
Sandra Bee is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most popular and exciting performers of her generation, in both the comedy and drama. She has already attracted huge attention and a wide fan base for her portrayal of Petronella, the dancehall queen who took the first series of BBC2's hit drama series Brothers and Sisters by storm.
A mark of Sandra's dramatic and emotive acting ability came about in top dramas in Casualty, The Bill, Murder of Stephen Lawrence, In Defence and The Knock.
Sandra's versatility came to the fore when she created the character of feisty teenager Shaniqua for a striking to-camera monologue piece in Still Here, a series for the BBC.
On a lighter note, Sandra made good use of the chance to display a whole range of comic characters, ranging from sophisticated to streetwise, when she starred in the fast moving sketch show, Waiting To Inhale, which ran for two sell-out seasons at The Theatre Royal Stratford East before going on a highly successful tour.
The dual roles of princess and Sorceress in New Peckham Variety Theatre's Snow Queen demonstrated both her commitment to supporting community theatre and also her rapport with young audiences while, in addition to her TV popularity, Sandra has also built a sizeable following on the comedy circuit.
Sandra has recently appeared in the award winning BBC2 drama, Baby Father.
A Night to Remember by John R Gordon and Sandra Bee, starring Sandra Bee, at Oval House, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 (Wednesday to Saturday) from March 5 to March 22 at 8pm. Tickets 020 77582 7680
Information for patrons:
Transport: Oval Tube (one-minute walk Northern Line)
Access: Induction Loop, Upstairs Theatre is not wheelchair accessible
Car park for disabled visitors, on-street parking nearby
Café: Open theatre nights for wines, beers and meals
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