Due to popular demand, The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… cabaret evenings are returning for 2017, kicking off on 30th January with three new guest stars joining our host Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham.
The other good news is that we’ve kept the ticket prices the same, and members of the Society will continue to receive a 20% discount on all tickets purchased.
Members of the Society will be emailed with the discount password, so check your inbox for our latest mail-out.
These delightfully intimate cabarets, staged in the Phoenix Artist Club lounge in London’s West End, are a celebration of all things Stephen Sondheim, presented with a mix of some new and recent songwriting for the stage plus classics from the musical-theatre songbook. They’re also a chance to showcase some of the best talent in the West End, and to provide a platform for new and upcoming performers, including winners and finalists of The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition and the Stiles+Drewe Best New Song award.
We’re delighted to reveal the line-up of guests for our first concert of 2017 on 31st January:
Francesa trained at London School of Musical Theatre. Theatre credits while training include: Rosalind in As You Like It, Young Wife in Closest to the Moon, Mrs Smith in The Bald Prima Donna and Annie in Applause.
Theatre credits include: Soloist in Tis the Season (Jerymn Street Theatre); Actor 2 in Be Back Soon (Workshop Production); Principle Vocalist in Musical Starnights – Best of Musicals (European Tour); Lead Soloist in AIDAStella and AIDAMar (AIDA Cruises); and Eileen in Wonderful Town (All Star Productions).
Josh graduated in 2012 from the Guildford School of Acting with a BA (Hons) in Acting. He recently appeared as the Media Man in The Fame Game (Vienna’s English Theatre), and as Henrik in Tim McArthur’s A Little Night Music (Ye Olde Rose & Crown). Other roles include Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Windsor), Aiden in Scour (Peacetime Productions), Brian in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Pitgems Theatre), Malvolio/Orsino/Sebastian/Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night and Mr McGregor/Narrator/Musician in Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny (Quantum Theatre) and Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Sherman Cymru).
Josh sang in the chorus of Church of Now 23 (Creature of London BBC Comedy) and in From Stage and Screen and Back Again (New Talent Spotlight).
Emma trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and was a finalist in the 2008 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition.
Recent credits include: Bargewoman in The Wind in the Willows (Plymouth Theatre Royal, The Lowry, Salford and Mayflower, Southampton); Wallis Simpson in Wallis ‘A Certain Person’ (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Mrs Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (The Castle, Wellingborough); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Vivvi in Improbable Fiction, Pauline in The Lady In The Van, Mrs Nordstrom in A Little Night Music (Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2015 season); Singer in Thursford Christmas Spectacular; GOD (London Theatre Workshop, Stephen Sondheim Society); Mrs Giant in Jack and the Giant (Chipping Norton Theatre); Cathy in The Last Five Years (Battersea Barge); Belle Poitrine in Little Me (All Star Productions); Lead vocalist/actor on board the Queen Elizabeth (Cunard); Thersites/Penelope in Troilus and Cressida (Dogs with Crowns); Penelope Toop in See How They Run and Rose Trelawny in Trelawny of the Wells (Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2011 season); Soloist in Prom 19: Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall); Hebe in HMS Pinafore and Peep Bo/Katisha in The Mikado (UK tour, Opera Della Luna); Lady Macbeth (Macbeth, S4K UK Tour); The Fingask Follies, and Cinderella/Flute in Into the Woods (Upstairs at the Gatehouse). Emma is also featured on various recordings, including Charles Miller’s Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, and vocal warm-ups for Sing-Up Britain.
Workshop credits include: Bank of Dave.
Emma has performed in various cabaret and reviews, with Fenton Gray and Charles Miller in Shakin’ the Blues Away (Battersea Barge) and It’s Only a Way I’ve Got (St James theatre and Hoxton Hall) and with her own shows Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, Help Is on The Way and Starry Eyed. Emma is a BBC Fame Academy Bursary and Performers’ Fund winner.
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Meet our host and MD
Host: Tim McArthur
Solo cabaret shows include: Don’t Tell Mama, The Purcell Room (New York); Union Theatre; Jermyn Street Theatre, Theatre Lounge (Kuala Lumpur) and most recently Mountains at St James Studio. Since March 2016 Tim hosts the monthly Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… cabaret nights.
As Sister Mary McArthur, appearances include: West End Eurovision, Edinburgh Festival Gilded Balloon (2007); The Graham Norton Show (BBC1); Elton John’s Christmas Party, New Space Theatre 2 (Cape Town), Sister Mary’s Sunday Show (Sept 2015 – Nov 2016, Cockpit)
Directing Credits include: Recently the critically acclaimed Wonderful Town, Into The Woods and A Little Night Music (Ye Old Rose and Crown); Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre and Edinburgh Pleasance); TheSunny Side of The Street (Jermyn Street Theatre); Maurice, My Beautiful Launderette, When Harry Met Barry and Dangerous (Above The Stag Theatre); Follies, She Loves Me (Off West End Nomination, Best Director, 2012), Days Of Hope (Ye Old Rose and Crown); The New Four Poofs and a Piano (UK Tour), Helen Lederer – Be in the Now and two seasons of the hit of musical Bathhouse. This March 2017 Tim is working on the European premiere of Sondheim’s The Frogs at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Television Credits include : Eastenders (BBC);Ginger Beer (Channel 4);The Richard Blackwood Show (Channel 4)
Radio Credits: A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, Fiddler on the Roof (BBC Radio 2)
Presenting Credits include: BBC London, Sunday Brunch on Jemm, Tim McArthur interviews on Theatre Radio, Gaydar Radio, the Scene and Five Live. Tim currently hosts The Curtain Up Show (Resonance 104.4FM), In The Green Room on Encore Radio; for the past two years, he has hosted the Red Carpet at West End Eurovision and A West End Christmas for the Mad Trust; and for the past three years, The West End Wilma Awards.
Recording Credits: Fred Astaire His Daughters Tribute, Bathhouse OCR, Tim’s debut album – Don’t be Anything Less.
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Aaron is an Off West End Award-nominated Musical Director whose recent professional credits include 40th Anniversary production of Godspell, First London revival of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends, and Cleveland Street by BAFTA Award winner Glenn Chandler.
Aaron is owner of Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub in Walthamstow, and founder of Allstar Productions, where he has MD’d for, among others, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, Piaf, The Musical of Musicals the Musical!, Girlfriends and Godspell. He is also regularly seen taking on the MD role at Above The Stag.