I’m pleased to be able to share with my readers details of a production which is coming back to the UK, produced by Neil Eckersley for the awesome people at Spekulation Entertainment, and which should set gay hearts (and not-so-gay, if such things exist!?!?!) aflutter!
Having heard a lot of positives about the West End debut (and other performances across the globe), I’m so so pleased that this is to embark on an adventure across these fair isles, and, if you’re in Manchester, chances are very high that you will bump in to me on Tuesday 1 October.
On an unrelated note, my Mum is frequently stopped in the street and told that she looks like Liza… perhaps a compliment were my mum not 46, and Liza 67, ha!!
Following a triumphant West End debut earlier this year, Australian star Trevor Ashley is back!
Channelling the extraordinary talents of the iconic Liza Minnelli in his critically acclaimed show LIZA (on an E), Ashley will star for one night only at London’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 7 October.
He will also bring his “show-stoppingly brilliant” ‘Liza’ to Theatre Royal Brighton, on Monday 30 September; the Dancehouse, Manchester on Tuesday 1 October and Wednesday 2 October; and The Liverpool Auditorium at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, as part of his first ever UK tour.
“The wonder of his show is that Ashley manages both to parody and to celebrate an extraordinary talent at more or less one and the same time. There is mockery and affection in equal measure” Edward Seckerson
Controversial, wickedly funny yet also touchingly affectionate, LIZA (on an E), directed by Dean Bryant (Associate Director of Priscilla Queen of the Desert), is a must see evening that will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more, as the supremely talented Ashley channels Liza, plus special appearances by her mother, the legendary Judy Garland.
From Liza’s marriage to Broadway song-and-dance legend Peter Allen to her pill popping and revealing insights into her crazy showbiz family, Ashley’s ‘Liza’ dishes the dirt on her extraordinary life like you’ve never seen her before.
Accompanied by a live onstage band, she brings the house down performing all Liza’s greatest hits, including ‘Cabaret’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘New York New York’, together with several stunning, hilarious parody songs.
“Vocally amazing, always witty and wickedly funny as well as charismatic, Ashley is not only the best of all the Lizas in the vocal department, he goes way beyond female impersonation. He captures the soul and craziness of Minnelli” Musical Theatre Review
So come taste the wine come hear the band but most of all don’t miss the opportunity to see one of Australia’s greatest stars bring one of the world’’s greatest showbiz legends to life!
Monday 30 September 0844 871 7650
Tuesday 1 October & Wednesday 2 October
0161 832 1111
The Liverpool Auditorium at Echo Arena
Saturday 5 October
0844 8000 400
Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2
Monday 7 October
0844 412 4661
All performances start at 8.00pm
Tickets: £15.00 – £25.00
Premium seats are available – prices on request from the venues