The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… continues at the Phoenix Artist Club in London’s West End with three new guests, and Aaron Clingham on the piano. Returning as host is Tim McArthur, who wowed the audience last month with his carefully programmed cabaret and his powerful singing.
The next date is Monday 9th May – tickets are available now – and our guests will be:
HOWARD JENKINS. Howard was recently seen playing to critical acclaim in the central role of Addison Mizner in the first home-grown UK production of Sondheim’s Road Show at the Union Theatre. A graduate of the Arden School of Theatre and the Royal Academy of Music’s Post Graduate Musical Theatre course, Howard was a finalist in the 2011 SSSSPOTY competition (where he sang “Free”), and has already headlined his own cabaret for the Society during our spell at the Leicester Square Theatre Studio. Since graduating, Howard has also appeared in She Loves Me (Allstar Productions, Ye Olde Rose and Crown) – for which he was nominated for Best Male in the 2012 Off West End awards – and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Union Theatre).
EMMA RALSTON. Emma trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Musical Theatre) and University of Glasgow (MA(Hons) Music). Since then, she has appeared as Fairy BowBelles in Jack & The Beanstalk, Sarah in Jog On (Soho Theatre/ So & So Arts Club), Little Red Ridinghood in Into the Woods (Rose & Crown Theatre) and Eve in Meet Me In St Louis (Landor Theatre). Other theatre credits include West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), Side by Side by Sondheim and West End at The Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), The Music of Lee Freeman and 1st Impressions in the From Page To Stage season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre, Insane About Broadway (Charing Cross Theatre) and Jack Frost Vs The Sunshine Kids (The Windsor Globe).
Emma is the co-host & producer of 5* West End cabaret Sunday In The Arts With… which runs at the Arts Theatre on the last Sunday of every month. Other cabarets include: Cabaret in the House (Lauderdale House), Lyric Lates (Lyric Hammersmith) and Emma Ralston – A New Horizon (Union Theatre).
Workshops include: Destiny in Mars Rover (Park Theatre), Ruby in Shearer, Lewis and Freeman’s Rumour Has It (London Palladium), Dana in Smith and Sik Holm’s Jog On (George Wood Theatre) and Sophie in Finn Anderson’s The End (George Wood Theatre).
JO WICKHAM. Jo’s recent credits include: The Witch in Kauffman and Crane’s Rapunzel and Angela Bradley in The Tour (Spangle Entertainment, Space@Surgeons Hall), and she originated the part of Ma’ Riley The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Theatrica Ltd, The Landor and St. James’ Studio). Also The Bakers Wife in Into the Woods, (All Star Productions, The Rose and Crown), Badger in The Wind in the Willows (Open Book Theatre Company, Tour), Maria in Days of Hope (All Star Productions, The Rose and Crown), The Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors (Principal Theatre Company, Tour), and Crocodile and Ensemble in The Just So Stories (Red Table Theatre Company, Edinburgh, London and Tour).
Solo cabarets include performances at Sunday in the Arts, Lauderdale House and Theatre Royal Stratford. Jo is principal vocalist on the album Steel Butterflies by Candytree.
Television credits include, Neighbour in The Dog Thrower written and directed by Jon Ronson (Sky Arts), Francesca Wriggley-Summers in Unleashed: Mummy’s Boys (LuminoFilms), Judith in Hitler and Henry VIII (Jane Gull, Shoreline Productions) and Mother in Sunny Boy (Jane Gull, Screen East). Jo has also appeared in Will Young’s Music video for “Love Revolution”.
Most recently Jo has worked with Tony Hatch performing in a rehearsed reading of his new musical Downtown: A Tru Fairytale, as well as making her directorial debut with Red Table directing The Emperor’s New Clothes.
The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… is a monthly cabaret slot at the Phoenix Artist Club, situated beneath the Phoenix Theatre in the heart of London’s Theatreland. The cabarets are designed to showcase emerging and established talent in London and beyond, and to celebrate the work of Stephen Sondheim. In addition, we’re also looking to support new musical-theatre writing. The cabarets are also designed to reward finalists from The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition.
“A welcome sight in the cabaret scene”
Musical Theatre Review
★ ★ ★ ★
Discounts are available for members of The Stephen Sondheim Society. To join, or to find out more about the Society, click here.