Star of Waitress and Legally Blonde, Lucie Jones performed a one-off concert earlier this year at London’s Adelphi Theatre, where she was accompanied by the 22-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) alongside special guests John Owen Jones and fellow Waitress performer, Marisha Wallace.
INTERVIEW: We chat to Lucie Jones about her upcoming West End concert (January 2020)
The packed concert saw the great and the good of theatreland come together to celebrate Lucie’s diverse career. The album is now going to be available as a deluxe 2CD package that includes the full concert alongside a bonus interview with Lucie, post-show thoughts and candid rehearsal recordings. A standard CD will also available – both from 25 September 2020.
Looking back on the concert, Lucie comments, “That evening is still a blur – I still cannot believe how lucky I was to get to share those songs with such a warm audience and in such a special place to me. Having spent 9 months as Jenna at the Adelphi, it was the weirdest and most wonderful experience to step out on to the stage as just Lucie! I relished every single second, and I’m beyond thrilled that the memory of that night will live on forever in the form of this live album.”
Performances from the evening include the classics Don’t Rain On My Parade (Funny Girl), Summer In Ohio (The Last 5 Years), as well as She Used To Be Mine (Waitress), a showstopping rendition of Into The Unknown (Frozen 2), and a brand new arrangement of Never Give Up On You, her Eurovision hit.
Whether your first memory of Lucie was when she melted the hearts of millions on The X Factor in 2009, or representing the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, today she is a firm West End favourite for fans and critics alike.
Over the last few years, Lucie has played Elle in Legally Blonde, Holly in The Wedding Singer, Maureen in Rent, Molly in Ghost and Cosette in Les Misérables, before landing the much-coveted lead role of Jenna in Waitress, which she played at the Adelphi Theatre up until the Coronavirus pandemic.
Full track listing for the Deluxe 2CD
1. Excerpt from “What’s Inside”
2. Don’t Rain on My Parade
3. Sing Happy
4. Summer in Ohio
5. Gimme Gimme
6. The Prayer
7. A Piece of Sky
8. Into The Unknown
9. God Help the Outcasts
10. Take Me or Leave Me
11. Moon River
12. Never Give Up On You
13. She Used to Be Mine
15. Bring Him Home
2. Voice Note from Lucie
3. What’s Inside (Rehearsal)
4. Times Are Hard For Dreamers (Rehearsal)
5. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Rehearsal)
6. Fix You (Rehearsal)
7. Burn (Rehearsal)
8. She Used To Be Mine (Live with Introduction)
9. Legally Blonde (Rehearsal)
10. So Much Better (Live)
11. Bring Him Home (Rehearsal)
12. Gravity (Rehearsal)
13. Post-Show Discussion