Following a triumphant nine month run on Broadway as lead role ‘Elphaba’ in the smash hit musical Wicked, stage star Rachel Tucker embarks on an eleven date solo tour throughout the UK.
Audiences can expect up close and personal performances of musical theatre favourites, along with some classic jazz, soul and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
Having played Elphaba for longer than any other actress in the production’s history, Rachel has just finished reprising the role in London’s West End as part of Wicked’s special 10th anniversary cast.
Stepping out of her character for these ‘one of a kind’ productions, the solo tour will be a chance to witness the widely-celebrated entertainer stage an intimate and unique show, with music never before performed by Rachel, alongside some of the favourites that she is known for.
Rachel Tucker rose to fame as a finalist on the BBC One show ‘I’d Do Anything’, winning heaps of praise from both Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber, subsequently performing at Lloyd Webber’s ‘Birthday In The Park’ show in London’s Hyde Park and later taking on a range of roles in some of the West End’s best shows, before making her Broadway debut in ‘The Last Ship’, a new musical written by the rock icon Sting.
Her brand new solo spectacular will be directed by her husband Guy Retallack, renowned for hiswork on an eclectic range of productions including new plays, devised work,musicals, opera and classical concerts, as well as his achievements as a sought after acting coach. Musical director Kris Rawlinson, responsible for notable work across a wide range of theatre productions, will also lead proceedingswith his vibrant and talented ensemble. The tour is brought to you by Fane Productions in partnership with Parallel Productions.
Bury St Edmund’s
5th, 6th, 7th June
Live At Zedel
9th & 10th June
Pizza Express Live
Watch my interview with Rachel from back in 2014