Don’t miss the chance to hear some of the West End’s best talents performing their favourite Sondheim numbers this coming Monday 13th March. The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… returns with Tim McArthur and Aaron Clingham, joined by guest stars Valerie Cutko, Robert Irons and Madeleine MacMahon.
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VALERIE CUTKO has appeared in the West End as Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, Madame Egorova in Beautiful and Damned, Marlene Dietrich in Piaf and The Queen of Transylvania in My Fair Lady (National Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall). She played Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour), Mrs Mullin in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre, Ninotchka in Silk Stockings in a Sadler’s Wells’ concert staging, a role she reprised with an American cast in Manhattan, and Rafaella in Grand Hotel at the Southwark Playhouse, the role she took over in Tommy Tune’s original Broadway production. She most recently appeared as Emma Goldman in Thom Southerland’s production ofRagtime at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Films include Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. Television includes The Robinsons and Material Girl, and radio, Tales Of The City, The Midnight Cry Of The Deathbird and The Gobetweenies (all BBC).
Valerie wrote Eva and Eve, a winner of the Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize for New Writing, and 9 Etudes, shortlisted for the same award. Her short play Windmill Street featured at the International Playwriting Festival at Croydon’s Warehouse Theatre, and her libretto and lyrics for the “jazz soliloquy” Who is Sinclair Nye? were praised by quarterly magazine Musical Stages as a “totally engrossing, beautifully written piece of theatre”.
An alumnus of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale, she was featured soloist in at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and has performed in cabaret at Birdland, the St James Studio, Jermyn Street Theatre and Lauderdale House.
ROBERT IRONS trained at LAMDA. Theatre in London includes: The Truth(Wyndham’s); Sweeney Todd (Adelphi); Monsieur Andre in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap (St Martin’s); Hugh Chalcot in Ours (Finborough); Angel Clare in Tess Of The D’Urbervilles(Savoy); Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore (Covent Garden Festival); Vinny in The Screams Of Kitty Genovese (Tete a Tete Opera at Riverside/Edinburgh); Side By Side By Sondheim (Landor/Wavendon); News Revue (Canal Cafe); Les Misérables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall); Godspell (Barbican Hall).
Regional and Touring: Mr Snow in Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre); Anthony in Sweeney Todd (New Wolsey); Don Jose in Carmen (New Vic, Stoke); Casanova in Casanova Returns (Cardiff); Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof (Belgrade); Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Abanazar in Aladdin (Radlett); Soloist in Rogers and Hammerstein Gala with BBC Concert Orchestra; Legles/cover Marius in Les Misérables;Hedda Gabler; Simon Stride in UK premiere of Jekyll and Hyde; Claudio inMuch Ado About Nothing; Tale of Two Cities.
TV/Film: Konnichiwa Brick Lane, Cacti, Tell Me, The Soldier, A Close Shave, Altra Caverna, Hand You Are Dealt. Recordings: Sweeney Todd (London West End Cast Recording); Various solo tracks at Abbey Road for Simply Broadway; UK cast of The Screams of Kitty Genovese.
MADELEINE MACMAHON is an actress and singer form the West Midlands. Theatre work includes Beatrix Potter and the Tailor of Gloucester; Cider With Rosie; Great Expectations (Cheltenham Everyman); Mercury Fur; Toy (Middle Child/Hull Truck); A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) (Silent Uproar); Collector of Tears (Customs House Theatre/Tour), for which she was named ‘Best Actress’ at the British Theatre Guide, 2015; Aladdin; Beauty and the Beast; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella; Jason and the Argonauts; Dick Whittington; Sleeping Beauty (Hereford Courtyard); The Tempest; Twelfth Night (Thick as Thieves/Hope Theatre/Tour); Sing For Your Life (Vaults Waterloo/Underbelly, Edinburgh); Kubrick3; The Dark Room (New Diorama Theatre/Pleasance, Edinburgh).
Film: The Ballade of the New River Path; Ladies (Flora Bradwell/Milk Float Productions); Adam in the Sky (Wilhelmina Hayward); Keepsake (Certified Guerrilla); The Gay in the Attic (Not Waving but Drowning Productions), winner of the Best Comedy Short at Cofilmic 2012.