To allow for better launch events for our forthcoming title Kerry Ellis: From Bumpkin to Broadway, the book is now being released in November 2021.
We are incredibly proud to announce that we will be releasing the autobiography of one of the leading ladies of the West End. Kerry Ellis is a singing and musical theatre sensation and also one half of a magnificent duo with Queen icon Brian May and together they have both recorded and released albums with original music and performed all around the world. Kerry's debut album, ANTHEMS was a chart topper and critically acclaimed and her unique and powerful voice and masterful stage presence means she is continually in demand.Kerry made her West End debut in MY FAIR LADY to originating the role of Meat in WE WILL ROCK YOU and going on to perform in lead roles in lead roles in LES MISÉRABLES, OLIVER! and CATS, Kerry was also notably the first British actor to play the lead of Elphaba in history making WICKED replacing Idina Menzel and performing on both the West End and Broadway. In fact she was named the favourite West End Elphaba in a public vote organised by Whatsonstage in 2013.
KERRY ELLIS: BUMPKIN TO BROADWAY | RELEASE DATE: 03/08/21
“One of the most compelling, intelligent adaptations of Jane Eyre I’ve ever seen… Short’s Jane has delightful resolute control, tempered with passion. Her silences are as good as anything she says too because this Jane thinks visibly. It’s a near perfect interpretation… This elegant, rather beautiful production is another triumph for Blackeyed Theatre and a real tribute to director Adrian McDougall”
“ A whirlwind of a production that tells the story of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel with beautiful, intimate flair… Director Adrian McDougall has triumphed with a tight ensemble of actor-musicians who handle the text with impressive fluidity, moving through each scene with a wonderfully rich understanding of the emotional rhythms… overall this Jane Eyre is told beautifully and intimately – you’ll leave with your heart swelling ”
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