Soprano Lesley prepares for debut panto after autumn tour
As Britain’s most popular soprano Lesley Garrett continues her fascinating UK tour this week describing, in anecdote and music, her long and extraordinary career, she is preparing to chalk up another first.
This December Lesley will be making her pantomime debut as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre. She will be appearing opposite former EastEnders actress Samantha Womack who plays the Wicked Stepmother.
Clever casting! They could not be more different in the public’s imagination. Lesley is known as an award-winning opera singer, musician, broadcaster and actress.
Samantha meanwhile is most famous for playing Walford’s Ronnie Mitchell who drowned in a swimming pool tangled up in her own wedding dress back in 2017. It sounds like a compelling pairing.
Meanwhile Lesley continues her autumn tour in An Audience with Lesley Garrett in Saffron Walden on Wednesday (9th October). It find her accompanied by, and in conversation with, virtuoso pianist Anna Tilbrook and includes Lesley’s must-hear behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes giving audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage.
More information about An Audience with Lesley Garrett at the Saffron Hall in in Saffron Walden on Wednesday (9th October) www.saffronhall.com
Lesley Garrett's autumn tour continues until Friday 22nd November at the following venues:
Wednesday 9th October, Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Friday 25th October, The Regent Centre, Christchurch
Sunday 27th October, Derby Theatre
Thursday 31st October, The Town Hall Loughborough
Sunday 3rd November, Lincoln Drill Hall
Friday 8th November, The Exchange, Sturminster
Wednesday 20th November, The Palace Theatre, Paignton
Thursday 21st November, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
Friday 22nd November, The Brewhouse, Taunton