The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… returns with another great Monday night cabaret line up, hosted as ever by Tim McArthur and with the incredible MD Aaron Clingham at the piano. This month’s special guests are all from the sell-out hit production of The Frogs at the Jermyn Street so don’t miss it!
The show starts at 7.30 pm at The Phoenix Artist Club beneath the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road. Tickets are £12 to Society members and £15 to non-members. How better to end your Bank Holiday May Day than by enjoying a night of Sondheim, show-tune classics and some new writing for the stage?!
EMMA RALSTON: Emma trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: Pluto in The Frogs (Jermyn Street Theatre), News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Fairy BowBelles in Jack & The Beanstalk, Destiny in Mars Rover (Park Theatre/ Beam16), Sarah in Jog On (Soho Theatre/ So & So Arts Club), Little Red Ridinghood in Into the Woods (Rose & Crown Theatre), Eve in Meet Me In St Louis (Landor Theatre), Side by Side by Sondheim and West End at The Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Rumour Has It (London Palladium), Jack Frost Vs The Sunshine Kids (The Windsor Globe).
Concerts/cabarets include: Sunday In The Arts With… (Arts Theatre West End), Lyric Live (Lyric Hammersmith), Sunday At The Musicals (St James Theatre), The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… (Phoenix Artist Club), West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), Cabaret In The House (Lauderdale House), 1st Impressions (From Page To Stage season at Landor Theatre), Insane About Broadway (Charing Cross Theatre).
GEORGE RAE: Most recently, George played Xanthias in the UK premiere of Nathan Lane’s revised Broadway version of The Frogs (Jermyn Street Theatre, London) to great critical acclaim. West End/West End Tours include: Timon/Zazu in Disney’s first UK/Ireland tour of The Lion King (George played Timon for Sir Tim Rice at the Irish Premiere to great critical acclaim); Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End/UK national tour); Schlomo in Fame with Barbara Dickson; Rick in A Slice of Saturday Night with Norman Pace; Ko-Ko (u/s) in The Mikado (Carl Rosa USA/Canada tours).
Other performing credits: Mr Two/Shrdlu in Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre); Patsy in Spamalot (English Theatre Frankfurt); HMS Pinafore (The Old Vic – workshop); Narrator/Van Der Valt/Luigi in Sin & Salvation (Rialto Theatre, Brighton); TJ in Sister Act (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Macduff in The Wallace (Finborough Theatre); Malcolm in The Singing Teacher (workshop); David in Michael Strassen’s Company (King’s Head Theatre, London); Man 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (King’s Head Theatre/Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin). For Pitlochry Festival Theatre, notable repertory productions include: George Campbell in the world premiere of Whisky Galore – A Musical!, Dvornichek in Stoppard’s Rough Crossing and Tim in Noises Off (Best Supporting Actor Award).
George gained national critical acclaim and three best actor award nominations for his portrayal of Otto Kringelein in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse). In January 2017, he was featured by Mark Shenton as one of The Best Leading Men in UK Musical Theatre (The Stage). @GeorgeRaeActor
KITTY WHITELAW: Training: Laine Theatre Arts. Theatre Credits: Delivery Kid/Various Ensemble in Wonderful Town (Ye Olde Rose & Crown, London); Jenna in Jagged Edge (Rich Mix, London); Selkie in Selkie (The Vaults, London), winner “Festive Spirit Award” for Vault Festival 2016; Selkie in Selkie (Komedia, Brighton); Muse alternate in Voyage de La Vie (Festive Grand, Singapore), Twin/ensemble in Voyage de La Vie (Festive Grand, Singapore); Dancer in Bonheur (Lido De Paris, Paris); Genie in Aladdin, Qdos, (His Majestys Theatre, Aberdeen).
Film Credits: Dancer in Mamma Mia!; Dancer in Maleficent. TV Credits: Dancer in Joop Van Endes Birthday Special; Dancer in The Paul O’Grady Show; Dancer in Ant and Dec’s Takeaway. Other Credits: Assistant Choreographer for The Frogs (Jermyn St Theatre). Kitty is also a Jazz singer and one half of the music duo Sealionwoman, who have played Union Chapel, Cafe Oto, Ikletik and numerous other London Venues.