A theatrical cabaret with live pianist.
“Such a lovely way to spend an evening … music styles ranging from music hall to sophisticated cabaret and show songs … a stunning voice … achingly beautiful ballads sung in a sumptuous rich contralto, had the audience spellbound.” Martin Fellows
The 1930’s star of musical comedy Gertrude Lawrence tells her story for the first time from her perspective in her own words. A feisty, strong woman from Clapham, Gertie transcended the class ceiling, forging her stage and screen career into her 50’s. The show celebrates her brilliance, on and off stage, with pacy dialogue which is funny and revealing. Bursting with over 20 songs from London variety and revue to hits by Noel Coward and Kurt Weill.
‘A wonderful show – utterly brilliant, fabulous singing -‘lovely’ is actually a massive understatement.’
Nigel Foster Director London Song Festival
Lucy Stevens has cleverly crafted a new vibrant script using Gertrude Lawrence’s own words from her autobiography A Star Danced. With songs and storytelling, Lucy’s performance embodies the spirit of Gertie, transporting the audience from her childhood in Clapham to London’s swanky night clubs and the bright lights of Broadway.
The latest collaboration between ‘Superbly gifted’ actor and singer Lucy Stevens and pianist Elizabeth Marcus. Directed by award winning cabaret artist
Sarah-Louise Young (An Evening Without Kate Bush and Julie Madly Deeply).
Gertrude Lawrence Lucy Stevens
Musical Director & Pianist Elizabeth Marcus
Director Sarah-Louise Young
Writer Lucy Stevens
Producer Penny Mayes
Publicity Design David Mills
Costume Philip Sefton & Juliette Bacarese-Hamilton
Photography Laura Doddington
“We were mesmerised by Gertie and her story, her music, her wit and the use of the stole! Blooming marvellous!”
Phoenix Arts Club