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Showbiz Legend Nicholas Parsons CBE Sunday 1st June @ 7pm

The Matcham Room, London Hippodrome

Ivor Novello – The Great British Musical
Ross Leadbeater (formerly of Only Men Aloud) returns to the London Hippodrome on Sunday 1st June at 7pm with a new The Great British Musicals.

Narrated by presenter, actor and BBC Radio 4 Just A Minute host Nicholas Parsons CBE
to enjoy an intimate evening in the Hippodrome’s glamorous Matcham Room, with a host of West End performers and special guests.


The evening celebrates the music of Arthur Sullivan, Lionel Monckton, Vivien Ellis, Noel Coward, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and features a special centenary Fires Burning’.

theatre composers than this landmark London venue, which housed the original production of Vivien Ellis’s Mr Cinders Perchance to Dream played for over

West End performers include Katy Treharne (The Phantom of the Opera, Dear World), Rhidian Marc (Les Miserables), Richard Kent (Wicked, Salad Days) Annatt Bass (The Phantom of the Opera)
and the début performance of The Novello Singers.


Nicholas Parsons has worked in every branch of show business.
A serious actor and comedian, he has performed solo cabaret presenting three different shows. He became a household name in Britain as straight man to comedian Arthur Haynes in the early ten years. He hosted the amazingly successful Sale of the Century for fourteen years, and has hosted BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute include Boeing-Boeing, Say Who You Are, Uproar in the House, Charlie Girl, Into the Woods, and two London seasons and a national tour in The Rocky Horror Show.

Ross Leadbeater has a versatile career as a musical director, pianist, vocal coach, producer and presenter in theatre, television and radio. He is a former member of the Classical Brit Award winning choir Only Men Aloud, having appeared on The Royal Variety Show, BBC Proms in the Park and Songs of Praise.
West End credits as Musical Director: Talent (Garrick Theatre), West-End Eurovision 2012 (Dominion Theatre) and Betwixt! (Trafalgar Studios). Assistant Musical Director for West End workshop of Crush (Harold Pinter Theatre); rehearsal pianist for (Barbican), Legally Blonde (UK tour) and répétiteur for The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance (Buxton Opera House).

Katy Treharne trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Theatre: Mary, Mother of Jesus in Love Beyond (Brighton Centre) Lily in Valley of Song, Perchance to Dream (Finborough Theatre), Nina in Dear World (Charing Cross Theatre), Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Katy recently recorded her debut solo album Think of Me.

Richard Kent trained at Guildford School of Acting. Theatre: Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria),
The Woman in White (Palace Theatre), The Producers (UK tour), Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Go-Between (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Salad Days (Riverside Studios), Anything Goes (Kilworth House), The Father (Minerva, Chichester), The Taming of the Shrew (Derby Playhouse).

Annatt Bass trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Academy of Music. Theatre; cover Madam Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, workshop of Love Never Dies,
The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore (UK tour) and Park Avenue (Sadler’s Wells). Television: backing vocalist for ITV’s Pop Star to Opera StarMaria in How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?

Rhidian Marc trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and is currently in the cast of Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Scrooge (UK tour) and television work includes Oh Na Y Morgans (S4C) and Jara (S4C).


Artistic Director: Ross Leadbeater Movement Director: Philip Joel Creative Consultant: Stewart Nicholls Graphic Design:

The Matcham Room – London Hippodrome

Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH

Sunday 1st June @ 7pm. (Doors open at 6pm)
Tickets: £25, £30, £35