Kerry Ellis reaches out to fans with new UK tour
West End musical star Kerry Ellis is heading to Horsham’s Capitol on Saturday, October 4 (8pm).
The show forms part of the singer’s new tour, which offers show tunes and classics from Kerry’s career, as well as a few surprises.
Kerry’s dream of performing her first solo concert at the London Palladium materialised in May 2013.
The concert was such a huge success that it sparked a desire for her to reach out to all her fans by taking it up and down the country.
Celebrating her theatre career and singing songs from all the roles she has created and played made for a thrilling evening and Kerry is excited to be touring the country with her eight-piece band and special guests to be announced.
As well as touring she is back in the studio very soon to record her second album in collaboration with a Pledge campaign at www.pledgemusic.com/kerryellis.
Kerry said: “The Palladium show was such a thrill for me it feels only right to be touring the UK with my first solo show.
“I have such loyal fans that it will be amazing to share and perform all the tracks from my new album.
“After all, as the new album is being made in association with Pledge my fans are essentially helping me make it.”
Kerry Ellis quickly established herself as a rising star with lead roles in London and on Broadway, and she has achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist.
Kerry’s debut album, Anthems, was released in 2010 on Decca Records. The success of the album, which reached No.15 in the UK album chart, and No.10 in the UK pop club charts (for Defying Gravity), led to a major tour, Anthems with Brian May of Queen.
The years 2012, 2013 and 2014 also saw Brian and Kerry return with sell out tours throughout the UK and Europe.
Not one to keep idle she also starred in the Arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds alongside Jason Donavan and Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs at the end of 2012.
Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen’s We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash, Wicked, for which Kerry won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre for six months, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance, before returning to London for another six-month stint in 2009.
Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.
Tickets for the show cost £22.50. Call the box office on 01403 750220 or click here