Olivier-Award nominated actress Rosemary Ashe pays tribute to Ethel Merman, the legendary first lady of the musical comedy stage, Call Me Merman at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Tuesday, September 11.
Belting out her songs with merry abandon, Ethel Merman helped electrify the Broadway musical. Call Me Merman visits all of the Broadway star’s biggest shows from the Gershwins’ Girl Crazy in 1931, which made her a star overnight, through to Styne and Sondheim’s Gypsy in the 1960s.
Rosie Ashe’s credits include Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Mary Poppins.
Rosie last appeared at the Yvonne Arnaud as Lottie Grady in When We Are Married, which transferred directly to the West End’s Garrick Theatre.
Accompanied by her musical director, Paul Knight, Rosie offers a striking and often moving interpretation of Merman’s back catalogue.
Tickets on 01483 440000 or www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.