Next week, The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… cabaret season kicks off at the Phoenix Artist Club in London’s West End, and in the run-up to the first event, we thought you’d like to be introduced to each of the guests starring in the show.
Our incomparable compère is Sondheim-regular Tim McArthur, ably assisted at the piano by MD David Harvey, and joining him on stage will be Corrine Priest.
During her training at LSMT, Corrine won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award at the Garrick Theatre in May 2014, out of over 70 students from the top drama schools in the UK. Winning the award gained Corrine her professional debut in GOD! in July 2014.
Since then, Corrine has appeared as Amy Thomas in Girlfriends (Union Theatre), Alma in Soul Night Special (Lost Theatre), Lucy in Ushers: The Front of House Musical (Edinburgh Festival/Arts Theatre), and the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House). She was a cabaret soloist in Next UK – The Launch (Battersea Barge), and in October 2015, she joined her fellow SSSSPOTY winners on stage at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane for Hey, Old Friends!
Joining Corrine and Tim will be Valerie Cutko and Martin Milnes.
The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… will be staged one Monday evening per month at the Phoenix Artist Club – the members bar beneath the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road. The club’s entrance is at 1 Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU. The cabaret will be a mix of Sondheim songs, new musical theatre writing and classics from the musical theatre songbook.
“Our remit is not just about celebrating Sondheim,” says the Sondheim Society chairman Craig Glenday. “We’ve asked Tim to programme Sondheim for 50% of the cabaret, but we’re also committed to championing new and emerging songwriters, and giving young performers the chance to sing in the West End. So expect to hear some new material, too, as well as the classic cabaret standards.”
The show starts at 7.30 pm for two hours and the first cabaret is Monday 11th April. Tickets are £15. To book a seat in this intimate cabaret space, please click here.