This new and intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists including Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to The Beatles and Barbra Streisand.
Ruthie Henshall’s multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years in the West End and on Broadway, from her iconic appearance as Fantine in Les Misérables (including the tenth anniversary concert) to her legendary appearances as Roxie and Velma on Broadway and in 2018 becoming the only British actress to play all three female characters in the show when she played Mama Morton in the West End.
Henshall has also starred in Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me (Olivier Award), Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Putting It Together and Billy Elliot (including the world-wide cinema release). She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television. Her recordings include four solo albums and numerous cast recordings.
“For nearly thirty years, Ruthie has been performing at the top of her game in London’s West End and on Broadway,” said Producer Enda Markey. “I’m thrilled that I get to showcase Ruthie’s phenomenal talents in this new show that will premiere in Australia.”
“Ruthie is an artist of great taste and phenomenal talent and I’m so happy to be working with her again, and with her musical director Paul Schofield, on this special project.”
Ruthie Henshall: Live & Intimate plays the Sydney Opera House (13 June); Cremorne Theatre, QPAC (18 & 19 June); and The Famous Spiegeltent (21 & 22 June) as part of the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
For more information about Ruthie Henshall, visit: www.ruthiehenshall.com for details.
Image: Ruthie Henshall – photo by Kurt Sneddon