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.”
Director London Song Festival
Lucy Stevens has cleverly crafted a new vibrant script using Gertrude Lawrence’s own words from her auto-biography and letters. 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.
70 mins straight through or with an interval: 40 mins, interval, 30 mins.
“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.”